Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.@Matthew 11:28

Susan R. Delmarter, in The Gospel Hymn Book, by Daniel B. Towner (Dayton, Ohio: Lorenz Publishing, 1903), number 99.

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The sky above was cloudless,
The sun shone clear and bright,
The world seemed full of gladness,
And birds sang with delight;
But soon the sky grew gloomy,
Dark shadows I could see,
Ere long I heard a whisper,
Come closer, child, to Me.


Come, oh, come, thou troubled one,
For refuge come to Me!
Come, oh come,
the Savior pleads,
Come closer, child to Me!

I knew it was the Savior,
And quick ran to His side,
And there in sweet submission
Securely did abide;
But still the sky grew darker,
Till light I scarce could see;
Again I heard the whisper,
Come closer, child, to Me.


I then gave all to Jesus,
And leaned upon His breast;
He filled my soul with sweet peace,
And gave me perfect rest;
And now, tho’ storms are raging,
My heart from fear is free,
For I belong to Jesus,
And He belongs to me.