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

John M. Whyte, in The Joyful Sound, edited by John R. Sweney & William J. Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1889), number 27 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Oh, why thus stand with reluctant feet
Just on the verge of the rest so sweet?
While God invites, and your steps will greet,
Will you come to Jesus now?

Refrain

Will you come to Jesus?
Will you come to Jesus?
Will you come to Jesus?
Will you come to Jesus now?

The Spirit strives, and yet there you stand
In sight of bliss and the glory-land;
Retreat is death in the sinking sand,
Will you come to Jesus now?

Refrain

Your loved ones gone to the other shore
With unseen hands seem to beckon o’er;
Their voices hushed, yet they still implore,
Will you come to Jesus now?

Refrain

The touch of death is upon your frame,
The marble slab soon will bear your name;
Lest you should suffer eternal shame,
Will you come to Jesus now?

Refrain