Scripture Verse

…for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16


Words: Mi­ri­am E. Ar­nold, in Grate­ful Praise, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1902), num­ber 133.

Music: Wai­ki­ki Fred S. Shep­ard (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shep­ard (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ar­nold,

Miriam E. Arnold (1865–1916)


Is thy heart dis­tressed and wea­ry?
Dost thou long for rest and peace?
Hast thou sought in vain for com­fort?
Come to Christ, thy strug­gling cease.


He is wait­ing now to bless thee,
He can still the tem­pest wild;
Come to Him, in faith, be­liev­ing,
Simply, as a lit­tle child.

Is thy long­ing heart now say­ing,
Lord, I know not how to pray?
Come as to a lov­ing fa­ther,
He will ne­ver say thee nay.


O the yearn­ing love of Je­sus,
Pleading ten­der­ly with thee!
Hear Him, as in gen­tle ac­cents
He doth whis­per, Come to Me.