Scripture Verse

Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt (1851–1920).

Music: Ferd De­gen, ar­ranged by Phi­lip P. Bliss (1838–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of De­gen (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Philip P. Bliss
1838–1876

Lyrics

Come un­to Je­sus, all ye that la­bor,
All that are wea­ry, sad and op­pressed;
Still He is call­ing, oh, friend and neigh­bor,
Come un­to Me, and I will give you rest.

Refrain

Down thro’ the ag­es, sweet­ly ’tis ring­ing,
This word of Je­sus, come and be blest;
Sweeter than ca­rols, an­gels are sing­ing,
Come un­to Me, and I will give you rest.

Bring Him the bur­den, hea­vi­ly press­ing,
Tell Him the sor­rows hid in your breast;
Sin and trans­gress­ion, freely con­fess­ing,
Come un­to Him, and He will give you rest.

Refrain

Lose not a mo­ment, haste to your Sav­ior,
Ere the bright day-beams fade in the west;
Asking His mer­cy, seek­ing His fa­vor,
Come un­to Him, and He will give you rest.

Refrain

Come unto Je­sus, Sav­ior and bro­ther,
Surely you need Him, pur­est and best;
Truer than fa­ther, fond­er than mo­ther,
Come un­to Him, and He will give you rest.

Refrain