Weary and thirsty, O why wilt thou roam

Weary and thirsty, O why wilt thou roam

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Weary and thirsty, oh, 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.

Refrain:
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
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: Pleading with thee

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Instances

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Gospel Tent Hymns #d191
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #23TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir and home #49Page Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #23Page Scan
The Emory Hymnal: a collection of sacred hymns and music for use in public worship, Sunday-schools, social meetings and family worship #190Page Scan
The Revival Wave: A Book of Revival Hymns and Music #54Page Scan
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