Scripture Verse

Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:29

Introduction

Words: John Frank­lin, in Joy­ful Sound, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1889), page 87.

Music: Gal­ves­ton John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Come and sit at Jesus’ feet,
Come and learn of Him;
Words of comfort, pure and sweet,
Come and learn of Him.

Refrain

Learn of Him, O toil-oppressed;
Lean thy head upon His breast;
He will give thee perfect rest;
Come and learn of Him.

Take His yoke upon thee now,
Come and learn of Him;
Ask, and He will teach thee how,
Come and learn of Him.

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How to trust for every day,
Come and learn of Him;
How to watch, as well as pray,
Come and learn of Him.

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For His glory wouldst thou live?
Come and learn of Him;
He the grace will freely give,
Come and learn of Him.

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