Scripture Verse

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


Charles P. Jones (1865–1949)

Words & Mu­sic: Charles P. Jones, in Ho­li­ness to the Lord, by Frank M. Gra­ham (Greens­bo­ro, Geor­gia: Frank Gra­ham, 1908) (🔊 pdf nwc).


Hear the bless­èd Sav­ior
Calling the op­pressed,
O ye hea­vy la­den,
Come to Me and rest.
Come, no long­er tar­ry,
I your load will bear,
Bring Me ev­ery bur­den,
Bring Me ev­ery care.


Come un­to Me,
I will give you rest;
Take My yoke up­on you,
Hear Me and be blessed.
I am meek and low­ly,
Come and trust My might.
Come, My yoke is ea­sy,
And My bur­den’s light.

Are you dis­ap­point­ed,
Wandering here and there,
Dragging chains of doubt
And load­ed down with care?
Do un­ho­ly feel­ings
Struggle in your breast?
Bring your case to Je­sus—
He will give you rest.


Stumbling on the mount­ains
Dark with sin and shame,
Stumbling to­ward the pit
Of hell’s con­sum­ing flame.
By the pow­ers of sin
Deluded and op­pressed,
Hear the ten­der Shep­herd,
Come to Me and rest.


Have you by temp­ta­tion
Often con­quered been,
Has a sense of weak­ness
Brought dis­tress with­in?
Christ will sanc­ti­fy you,
If you’ll claim His best.
In the Ho­ly Spi­rit,
He will give you rest.


Come unto Me
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)