Pleading With Thee

Weary and thirsty, O why wilt thou roam?

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Weary and thirsty, O why wilt thou roam]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Weary and thirsty, oh, why wilt thou roam?
Why wilt thou wander, an exile from home?
Come, to the waters that sparkle so free,
Jesus thy Saviour is pleading with thee.

Pleading with thee, pleading with thee,
Waiting so patiently, pleading with thee;
Come to the waters that sparkle so free,
Jesus thy Saviour is pleading with thee.

2 All the day long by the wayside he stands,
Showing the print of the nails in his hands;
Come, or forever too late it may be,
Now thy Redeemer is pleading with thee. [Refrain]

3 Why wilt thou slight him so faithful and true?
Night is approaching, and what wilt thou do?
Deeper and deeper the darkness will be,
Haste, while the Saviour is pleading with thee. [Refrain]

4 Ask him to help thee just now to believe;
Ask him in mercy thy heart to receive;
Come, and this moment his child thou wilt be,
Grieve not the Saviour now pleading with thee. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #23

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Weary and thirsty, O why wilt thou roam?
Title: Pleading With Thee
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Pleading with thee
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

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On Joyful Wing #23

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