Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: J. C. Mur­ray, in The Sil­ver Song, by Will­iam Og­den (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1870), num­ber 29.

Music: An­gue­ra Will­iam A. Og­den, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Mur­ray’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William A. Ogden
(1841–1897)

Lyrics

Come, come ye that labor,
And heavy burdens bear;
Come, come to the Savior,
On Him cast all your care;
He will surely save you,
He will surely bless;
Come, come to the Savior,
And He will give you rest.

Refrain

Come, come to the Savior;
Come, come to the Savior;
Come, come to the Savior,
And He will give you rest.

Hear, ye that have sorrow,
And have no hope below;
Hope, hope, ye may borrow
And rest from every woe;
Jesus waits to comfort
Those who truly mourn;
Come, come to the Savior,
He all your sins hath borne.

Refrain

List, list, little children,
To Him who bids you come;
The Savior will take you
To His eternal home;
He, He will sustain you
With His mighty hand,
And safely will lead you
Home to His bright land.

Refrain