Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Hel­en R. Young, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 4, ed­it­ed by Ira San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Big­low & Main and John Church, 1881), num­ber 43. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Al­lie Star­bright, Young’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: Ma­ta­gor­da Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Young (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

Sad and weary, lone and dreary,
Lord, I would Thy call obey;
Thee believing, Christ receiving,
I would come to Thee today.

Refrain

I am coming, I am coming,
Coming, Savior, to be blessed;
I am coming, I am coming,
Coming, Lord, to Thee for rest.

Thou, the holy, meek and lowly,
Jesus, unto Thee I come;
Keep me ever, let me never
From Thy blessèd keeping roam.

Refrain

Here abiding, in Thee hiding,
Seeks my weary soul to rest;
Till the dawning of the morning,
When I wake amongst the blessed.

Refrain

Be Thou near me, keep and cheer me,
Thro’ life’s dark and stormy way;
Turn my sadness into gladness,
Turn my darkness into day.

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