Scripture Verse

Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28


Words: Ka­tha­rine E. Pur­vis, in The Cho­rus of Praise, ed­it­ed by James M. Black (New York: Ea­ton & Mains, 1898), num­ber 77.

Music: Charles F. Green (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pur­vis or Green (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Jesus is waiting, O sinner, for thee,
Calling so tenderly, Come unto Me;
Waiting His mercy and peace to impart,
Come, then, O wanderer, give Him thy heart.


Come to Him now, He’s waiting for thee,
Turn not away from His mercy so free;
Jesus is waiting, waiting for thee,
Calling so tenderly, Come unto Me.

Come from the path that seems pleasant and wide,
Narrow the way if thou walk by His side;
Narrow, yet brightened with blessings untold,
Leading thee home to the city of gold.


Come to the Savior whose grace is so free,
Come to Him now while He calleth for thee;
Enter the fold by the only true door,
Come, quickly come, lest He call thee no more.