1 Would you see Jesus, O weary, tempted soul,
And upon Him your heavy burden roll?
Would you be cleansed from your filthy rags of sin?
Thro' the straight gate now strive to enter in.
Enter in now while the gates are open wide;
Seek your heart's cleansing in Jesus' riven side;
Enter in now! here you shall be satisfied,
Enter, enter in!
2 Would you see Jesus, Then leave the husks and swine!
Hark! for He bids thee freely "come and dine!"
Trust the sweet promise, "He will not cast the out!"
Mercy is waiting, linger not in doubt. [Chorus]
3 Would you see Jesus? Then come to Him today,
Quickly now cast your filthy rags away;
For you He purchased a robe of righteousness:
All things are ready, hasten to the feast! [Chorus]
F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs.
Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >