Scripture Verse

Come unto Me. Matthew 11:28

Introduction

Words: Will­iam M. Hutch­ings (1827–1876). Ap­peared in Ca­rols of Joy, ed­it­ed by Frank M. Da­vis (Spring­field, Ohio: J. L. Rust, 1882), page 139.

Music: Gau­teng James H. Ro­se­crans, 1882 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
James H. Rosecrans
(1843–1926)

Lyrics

We have heard the wondrous story
Of the Savior’s lowly birth;
How He left the throne of glory
To redeem the host of earth.

Refrain

To the fold, to the fold,
We an entrance seek to win;
And we wait at the gate;
Jesus, Shepherd, let us in.

We are coming, we are coming,
Faithful hearts to Him we bring;
We are heirs of life immortal,
Subjects of a heavenly king.

Refrain

We are coming to the Savior,
Fleeing from the host of sin;
And we seek our Father’s kingdom:
Jesus, Master, let us in.

Refrain

We are coming to the fountain
That will wash our sins away;
We are called, we gladly follow
And the loving voice obey.

Refrain