Scripture Verse

Come to Me.@Matthew 11:28


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


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.


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.