Scripture Verse

Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:29


Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1997 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Ma­ter­na Sam­uel A. Ward, 1882 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Samuel A. Ward (1847–1903)


O wea­ry one, weighed down by care,
Come un­to Me and rest.
Cast all your bur­dens at My feet,
And you will be re­freshed.
Come un­to Me, come un­to Me,
For I am meek in heart.
Take up My yoke and learn from Me,
And let your cares de­part.

Come claim My strength, you faint in heart
And you who have no might.
I am the ev­er­last­ing God;
Through Me you can take flight.
Mount up, mount up on ea­gles’ wings,
Soar up­ward to the sky.
Draw from My re­ser­voir of pow­er,
A lim­it­less su­pply.

I am the Vine, you’re just a branch;
You must re­main in Me.
Apart from Me you’ll bear no fruit;
Your life will emp­ty be.
Remain in Me, re­main in Me,
And I’ll re­main in you.
By this will God be glo­ri­fied;
You’ll be My fol­low­er true.

And ne­ver tire of do­ing good;
Someday there’ll be re­ward.
For at the pro­per time you’ll reap
A har­vest for your Lord.
So don’t give up, don’t e’er give up,
Do good to all man­kind.
Especially love God’s fa­mi­ly and
Eternal life you’ll find.