Scripture Verse

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


Words: Mary F. Col­lins, 1876.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Col­lins (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


Jesus, gra­cious one, call­eth now to thee,
Come, O sin­ner, come!
Calls so ten­der­ly, calls so lov­ing­ly,
Now, O sin­ner, come!
Words of peace and bless­ing,
Christ’s own love con­fess­ing;


Hear the sweet voice of Je­sus,
Full, full of love;
Calling ten­der­ly, call­ing lov­ing­ly,
Come, O sin­ner, come!

Still He waits for thee, plead­ing pa­tient­ly,
Come, O come to Me!
Heavy la­den one, I thy grief have borne,
Come and rest in Me.

Words with love o’er­flow­ing,
Life and bliss be­stow­ing;


Weary, sin-sick soul, called so gra­cious­ly,
Canst thou dare re­fuse?
Mercy of­fered thee, free­ly, ten­der­ly,
Wilt thou still abuse?
Come, for time is fly­ing,
Haste, thy lamp is dy­ing;