Scripture Verse

Come unto Me. Matthew 11:28

Introduction

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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 73. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Mar­tha C. Ol­iv­er, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: James R. Mur­ray (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James R. Murray
(1841–1905)

Lyrics

Art thou weary, soul, of straying?
God knows, He knows it all;
Come to Him, make no delaying,
He knows it all.

Refrain

Come with thy sorrow, come with thy care;
Come with thy burden so heavy to bear;
He knows thy sorrow, He knows it all;
Come to thy helper, oh, heed now His call.

Is the pathway long and dreary?
God knows, He knows it all;
He will strengthen thee when weary,
He knows it all.

Refrain

Do thy cherished friends forsake thee?
God knows, He knows it all;
To His sheltering arms betake thee,
He knows it all.

Refrain