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

C. Louise Bell, 1901.

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

Bowed beneath your burden, is there none to share?
Weary with the journey, is there none to care?
Courage, wayworn traveler, heed your Lord’s commands,
There’s a thought to cheer you, Jesus understands.

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Yes, He understands, all His ways are best.
Hear, He calls to you, Come to Me and rest.
Leave the unknown future in the Master’s hand,
Whether sad or joyful, Jesus understands.

Every heavy burden, He will gladly share,
Are you sad and weary? Jesus has a care;
Well He knows the pathway o’er life’s burning sands,
Courage, fainting pilgrim, Jesus understands.

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Though temptation meet you, Jesus can sustain,
Life has vexing problems which He can explain;
Serve Him where He sends you, though in distant lands,
Do not doubt or question, Jesus understands.

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Weary heart, He calls you, Come to Me and rest,
Does the path grow rugged? yet His way is best;
Leave the unknown future in the Master’s hands,
Whether sad or joyful, Jesus understands.

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