Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: El­la D. Cheek, in the Crown of Life, ed­it­ed by Will­iam A. Og­den (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1875), page 117.

Music: Kas­ta­mo­nu J. H. An­der­son (J. Har­vy An­der­son?) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Jesus, I am waiting now,
Weary, worn and weak;
At the cross I’m bending low,
Peace and rest I seek.

Refrain

Jesus, I am waiting now,
Longing to be blest;
Speak the blessèd words to me,
Come, I’ll give thee rest.

Long I’ve wandered far from Thee,
In the paths of sin;
Let my sorrow plead for me,
Jesus, take me in.

Refrain

Chase my heart’s unrest away,
Bid its trembling cease;
Let me feel Thy love today,
Give me Thy sweet peace.

Refrain