Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
1872–1962

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 1, by Is­aac Me­re­dith et al. (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 92.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Lyrics

Beautiful words of Je­sus,
Spoken so long ago,
Yet, as we sing them ov­er,
Dearer to us they grow,
Calling the hea­vy la­den,
Calling to hearts op­pressed,
Come un­to Me, ye wea­ry;
Come, I will give you rest.

Refrain

Hear the call of His voice, so sweet;
Bring your load to the Sav­ior’s feet;
Lean your heart on His lov­ing breast;
Come, O come, and He will give you rest.

Beautiful words of Je­sus,
Cheering us day by day;
Throwing a gleam of sun­shine
Over a clou­dy way;
Casting on Him the bur­den
We are too weak to bear;
He will give grace suf­fi­cient;
He will re­gard our pray­er.

Refrain

Beautiful words of Je­sus,
Tokens of end­less rest,
When, by and by, we en­ter
Into His pre­sence blest;
There shall we see His beau­ty,
Meet with Him face to face;
There shall we sing His glo­ry,
Praising His match­less grace.

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