Come!

O word, of words the sweetest, O word, in which there lie

Author: Mrs. James G. Johnson
Tune: [O word, of words the sweetest]
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O word of words, the sweetest,
Oh word, in which there lie
All promise, all fulfillment,
And end of mystery;
Lamenting, or rejoicing,
With doubt or terror nigh,
I hear the "Come" of Jesus,
And to His cross I fly.

Refrain:
Come, oh come to me,
Come, oh come to me,
Weary, heavy laden, Come, oh come to me,
Come, oh come to me,
Come, oh come to me,
Weary, heavy laden come, oh come to me.

2 Oh soul! why shouldst thou wander
From such a loving Friend?
Cling closer, closer to Him,
Stay with Him to the end,
Alas! I am so helpless,
So very full of sin,
For I am ever wand'ring,
And coming back again. [Refrain]

3 Oh, each time draw me nearer,
That soon the "Come" may be
Naught but a gentle whisper,
To one close, close to Thee;
Then, over sea and mountain,
Far from, or near my home,
I'll take Thy hand and follow,
At that sweet whisper "Come!" [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 3 #88

Author: Mrs. James G. Johnson

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Text Information

First Line: O word, of words the sweetest, O word, in which there lie
Title: Come!
Author: Mrs. James G. Johnson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come! O come to Me!
Copyright: Public Domain

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Band Music #152

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Hymns for Missions with Tunes (Words only) #117

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Precious Hymns #233

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Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #175

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d323

Full Gospel Songs #d83

The Canadian Hymnal #d233

The Canadian Hymnal #d281

The Canadian Hymnal #d281

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Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #400

Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #400

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Gospel Hymns No. 3 #88

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Gospel Hymns No. 6 #198

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