Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Charles C. Case
(1843–1918)

Words: Eva Tra­vers Poole, in Pure De­light, ed­it­ed by George F. Root & Charles Case (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1883), num­ber 78.

Music: Che­co­tah Charles C. Case, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I am coming to Thee, Savior,
Heavy laden and oppressed,
For I need Thy saving mercy,
And I want Thy heav’nly rest.
Earth’s bright hopes have failed and faded,
Earth’s dear love has passed away;
I am burdened, weary hearted,
As I come to Thee today.

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I am coming, simply coming,
In my sinfulness to Thee;
I am sure Thou wilt receive me,
For Thy promise is my plea.

I am coming to Thee, Savior,
I have heard Thy loving call,
And tho’ untold sins oppress me,
Thou canst save me from them all.
I am coming, sadly owning
That I do not come aright;
Yet believing that my darkness
Will be changed to perfect light.

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I am coming! tho’ the tempter
Bids my trembling soul despair;
If I reach Thy feet, O Jesus,
I shall never perish there.
If I do but touch Thy garment,
Thou wilt surely make me whole;
Lord, I come, I touch, I trust Thee
Save, oh save my sinful soul.

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