Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Jo­seph H. Mar­tin, in Great Joy, ed­it­ed by Will­iam W. Bent­ley et al. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: George D. Ne­whall, 1881).

Music: Grizz­ly Dome J. Wes­ley Ew­ing (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Come unto Me
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)

Lyrics

Come, weary souls, by sin oppressed,
On Christ the Son believe,
And He will give you peace and rest;
Salvation you’ll receive.

Refrain

Come unto Me, the Savior cries,
And I will give you rest.
The soul that on My grace relies
Shall be with comfort blest.

He’s borne your load of sin and guilt,
Your debt He’s kindly paid;
His precious blood He freely spilt,
A full atonement made.

Refrain

His yoke receive with humble heart,
And bear it with delight;
Rest, peace and joy He will impart,
He’ll make your burden light.

Refrain