Scripture Verse

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


Asa B. Everett

Words: Ma­ry B. Slade, in Good News, by Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1876).

Music: Asa B. Ev­er­ett (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Mary B. Slade


Hark! the gentle voice of Jesus falleth
Tenderly upon your ear;
Sweet His cry of love and pity calleth;
Turn and listen, stay and hear.


Ye that labor and are heavy-laden,
Lean upon your dear Lord’s breast;
Ye that labor and are heavy-laden,
Come, and I will give you rest.

Take His yoke, for He is meek and lowly;
Bear His burden, to Him turn;
He who calleth is the Master holy:
He will teach if you will learn.


Then, His loving, tender voice obeying,
Bear His yoke, His burden take;
Find the yoke His hand is on you laying,
Light and easy for His sake.