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

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

Matagorda Ira D. Sankey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908)

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

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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.

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

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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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