Scripture Verse

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


Words: Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton, Sr., in The Gos­pel Awak­en­ing (Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Fran­cis A. Black­mer, 1888), num­ber 174.

Music: Ny­ira­gon­go Fred­er­ick S. Stan­ton, Sr., 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stan­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Are you tired of sin­ning,
Loathing it to­day?
Do you want your heart made clean?
Jesus is the Way.


Come to Je­sus, lost one;
Oh, no long­er roam;
He in pi­ty waits to bless,
Calling you, Come home.

Are the chains drawn clos­er,
Would you be made free?
Come to Je­sus, lin­ger­ing one,
He will save e’en thee.


Do you doubt His pro­mise?
Put it to the test;
He said, Come un­to Me,
I will give you rest.


Yes, His blood can cleanse you,
Wash you from each sin;
Yield your heart to Him this hour,
Bid Him en­ter in.