Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Mrs. Ed­ward An­der­son, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), num­ber 12.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know An­der­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Come, oh, come with me where love is beaming,
Come, oh, come with me where light is streaming,
Light and love divine, in Christ revealing,
God Himself to you and me.

Refrain

Hallelujah, hallelujah; I love Thee, my Savior;
Hallelujah, hallelujah; I trust but in Thee;
Hallelujah, hallelujah; I love Thee, my Savior;
Hallelujah, hallelujah; I trust but in Thee.

Come with all your sins, although a mountain,
Come unto the cross, from whence a fountain
Flows, divinely clear, to heal the nations;
Come and wash, and make you clean.

Refrain

None can be too vile for love so beaming,
None can be too dark for light so streaming,
Christ will make you whole, thro’ faith revealing
Full salvation unto you.

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Come and let us kneel where Jesus meets us,
Let us ever stay where Christ receives us,
Safe within the fold no harm can reach us;
Hasten, hasten to the fold.

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Come, oh, come with me where love is beaming;
Come, oh, come with me where floods are streaming
From His wounded side, our souls redeeming;
Sing with me redeeming love!

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