Scripture Verse

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


James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)

Words: W. T. Tibbs, in Songs of Gra­ti­tude, by James Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1877), page 54.

Music: James H. Fill­more, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Tibbs’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Come, is the Sav­ior’s dy­ing word
To all who seek re­lief;
Come with your guilt and wea­ry load;
Come with your sin and grief.


Full is the fount, whose heal­ing tide
Opened for all when the Sav­ior died;
Come, and His par­don full re­ceive:
Jesus eter­nal life will give.

Come, is the Spir­it’s ten­der call
To sin­ners doomed to die;
Come, says the Church to earth, and all
The ran­somed saints on high.


Come, for the gra­cious Sav­ior stands
Still plead­ing for your love;
Come, yield your heart to His com­mands;
Come, seek the home above.