Scripture Verse

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Introduction

Words: An­na Mar­lim, in Tri­um­phant Songs No. 1 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1887).

Music: Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Edwin O. Excell
1851–1921

Lyrics

Thou art my strength and shield,
My refuge and my grace;
When earthly helpers flee,
Thou art my hiding place.

Refrain

I come, I come,
In sorrow and in my distress,
I come, I come,
To Thee for holiness.

A home for weary souls,
A rock my trust to stay,
My shepherd and my guide,
Who only knows the way.

Refrain

My sins how manifold,
Yet Thou canst cleanse them all;
Oh, lead me to Thy home,
And keep me lest I fall.

Refrain