Scripture Verse

Come unto Me. Matthew 11:28


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Up­lift­ing Songs, New and Old, ed­it­ed by Charles C. Case & James Mur­ray (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1896), num­ber 6. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Mar­tha C. Ol­iv­er, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: James R. Mur­ray (🔊 pdf nwc).

James R. Murray (1841–1905)


Sinner, list to Je­sus’ call:
Come, oh, come home;
Offering par­don now to all—
Come, oh, come home.
Thou art sick—He of­fers heal­ing.
Thou art blind—He gives the sight;
Trust His word, and round thee steal­ing
Soon will come the pro­mised light.


Come, O sin­ner, hear Him call­ing,
Calling now so ten­der­ly,
Offering par­don now to all,
Come to Je­sus now.

He is ev­er at thy side,
Come, oh, come home;
Yield thy heart, and He will guide,
Come, oh, come home.
Where thy fal­ter­ing steps are tread­ing,
There the saints of old have trod,
’Tis con­tri­tion’s maz­es thread­ing
Leads the sin­ner up to God.


Look to Je­sus now for aid,
Come, oh, come home;
Bear the bur­den on thee laid,
Come, oh, come home.
Follow Christ, who, meek­ly bend­ing,
Bore thy cross up Cal­va­ry,
By the love, all love trans­cend­ing
He will now thy re­fuge be.