Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Hen­ry Ken­ning, in Hymns of the Chris­tian Life No. 3, ed­it­ed by Al­bert B. Simp­son, May A. Ste­phens & Mar­ga­ret M. Simp­son (New York: Al­li­ance Press, 1904), num­ber 100.

Music: Ya­kutsk Hen­ry Ken­ning (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Lone the path thy feet have wandered,
Hard the load thy soul doth bear.
Friends forsake thee; foes surround thee;
Naught seems left but dark despair.

Refrain

Wait no longer, doubting, fearing,
Hark! the Savior calleth thee,
Weary, sin-sick, heavy laden,
Helpless, hopeless, come to Me.

All the way His love hath sought thee
O’er the mountains, rough and steep;
Let His love today o’ertake thee;
Let the Shepherd find His sheep.

Refrain

In His arms He’ll gently bear thee
To the fold of love and peace;
Day by day His grace revealing,
Give thee joy that ne’er shall cease.

Refrain