Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton, Sr., in The Gos­pel Awak­en­ing (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Fran­cis A. Black­mer, 1888), num­ber 174.

Music: Ny­ir­a­gon­go Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton, Sr., 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Are you tired of sinning,
Loathing it today?
Do you want your heart made clean?
Jesus is the Way.

Refrain

Come to Jesus, lost one;
Oh, no longer roam;
He in pity waits to bless,
Calling you, Come home.

Are the chains drawn closer,
Would you be made free?
Come to Jesus, lingering one,
He will save e’en thee.

Refrain

Do you doubt His promise?
Put it to the test;
He said, Come unto Me,
I will give you rest.

Refrain

Yes, His blood can cleanse you,
Wash you from each sin;
Yield your heart to Him this hour,
Bid Him enter in.

Refrain