Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Kath­a­ryn Ba­con, in Truth and Hope, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 17.

Music: Ocoo­ee Al­fred Re­neau (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Katharyn Bacon
(1884–?)

Lyrics

Repentant and weary of sin,
I’m longing salvation to win;
Surrend’ring my all, I answer Thy call,
I’m coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

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Believing each promise divine,
The world and its ways I resign;
My guilt I confess, oh! pardon and bless,
I’m coming, dear Savior, to Thee!

No longer sin’s pleasures can charm,
Or thoughts of Thy vengeance alarm;
I’ll trust in Thy love, my guilt to remove,
I’m coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

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From perils and sorrow of night,
To safety and peace and delight,
Confessing Thy name, each promise I claim,
I’m coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

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No more from Thy guidance I’ll stray,
But walk in Thy footsteps each day;
With gladness untold, to enter Thy fold,
I’m coming, dear Savior, to Thee.

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