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 (1862–1935)


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?