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]
Palmer Hartsough was educated in Plymouth, Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1893 he became associated with the Fillmore Brothers of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a teacher of vocal music. He lived in Ontario, Wisconsin.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >