Scripture Verse

Come to Me.@Matthew 11:28

Introduction

Words: W. Ry­land Mar­tin, in The Chris­tian Church Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Har­vey R. Chris­tie (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Stand­ard Pub­lish­ing, 1906), num­ber 262.

Music: T. H. R. Chris­tie (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

One ev’ning while burdened with care,
Opposing my Savior so fair,
A sinner, a human disguisèd,
One lonely, forsaken, despised.

Refrain

Christ who was crucified,
In love’s compassion cried,
Come home, My erring child,
I’ll make thee whole
;
O’er me the peaceful dove
Spread the broad wings of love;
Longed I for Heav’n above,
Home of the soul.

Tho’ weary of earth’s fiercest din,
Arrayed in the garments of sin,
I held to my sad unbelief,
But should have been seeking relief.

Refrain

Now finding my hopes were in vain,
That Christ for the sinner was slain,
Then I who had wandered astray,
Returned to my Savior’s own way.

Refrain