Scripture Verse

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


Words: F. F. Le­on­ard, 1905. Ap­peared in Songs of Re­demp­tion and Praise, by John A. Da­vis & John R. Cle­ments (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1906), num­ber 90.

Music: W. Still­man Mar­tin (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Le­on­ard’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Mar­tin,

W. Stillman Martin


Jesus is pleading, oh, list to His voice;
Pleading with you to make Him your choice;
Seeking His love to your heart to make known;
Oh, will you accept Him? Oh, will you come home?


Jesus says, Come;
Give Him your burdens, you shall be free;
Jesus says, Come,
O, weary one, come to Me.

Jesus is waiting this moment for you;
He is a friend almighty and true;
Waiting to hear you say, Master, come in,
He’s waiting to cleanse you from all of your sin.


Brother, has Jesus not spoken before?
Has He not often knocked at your door?
Do not refuse Him, but give Him His place,
Accept of His love, of His truth and His grace.


Now while we’re praying, and while all is still,
Will you not yield to Jesus your will?
List, He is pleading, oh, is it in vain
That He has been calling again and again?