Scripture Verse

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Introduction

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Charles P. Jones
(1865–1949)

Words & Mu­sic: Charles P. Jones, in Ho­li­ness to the Lord, by Frank M. Gra­ham (Greens­bo­ro, Geor­gia: Frank Gra­ham, 1908) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Hear the blessèd Savior
Calling the oppressed,
O ye heavy laden,
Come to Me and rest.
Come, no longer tarry,
I your load will bear,
Bring Me every burden,
Bring Me every care.

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Come unto Me,
I will give you rest;
Take My yoke upon you,
Hear Me and be blessed.
I am meek and lowly,
Come and trust My might.
Come, My yoke is easy,
And My burden’s light.

Are you disappointed,
Wandering here and there,
Dragging chains of doubt
And loaded down with care?
Do unholy feelings
Struggle in your breast?
Bring your case to Jesus—
He will give you rest.

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Stumbling on the mountains
Dark with sin and shame,
Stumbling toward the pit
Of hell’s consuming flame.
By the powers of sin
Deluded and oppressed,
Hear the tender Shepherd,
Come to Me and rest.

Refrain

Have you by temptation
Often conquered been,
Has a sense of weakness
Brought distress within?
Christ will sanctify you,
If you’ll claim His best.
In the Holy Spirit,
He will give you rest.

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