Come Unto Me

When the troubles of life like the wild billows roll

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [When the troubles of life like the wild billows roll]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the troubles of life like the wild billows roll,
And the sorrows of sin are oppressing my soul,
Then the voice of my Saviour comes gentle and sweet,
And I hear Him so softly these dear words repeat.

Come, come unto Me,
O come, come unto Me,
O come unto Me and find rest to your souls,
O come and find rest to your souls.

2 Many times have I sought Him in grief and despair,
Many times have I bro’t Him my burden of care,
And He always has heard me and blessed, as He said,
He has taken my load and left gladness instead. [Refrain]

3 Had I wings—to the hungry this bread would I bring,
Had I voice—to the weeping this song would I sing,
We’ve a Saviour so kind and acquainted with grief,
We’ve a Saviour so good and so great in relief. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #27

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the troubles of life like the wild billows roll
Title: Come Unto Me
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, come unto Me
Copyright: Public Domain



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Exalted Praise #27

Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 1 #d58

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