Scripture Verse

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


Words: Anne Steele, Po­ems on Sub­jects Chief­ly De­vo­tion­al 1760.

Music: St. John’s High­lands, ano­ny­mous (🔊 pdf nwc).


Come, weary souls with sin distressed,
The Sav­ior offers heav’nly rest;
The kind, the gracious call obey,
And cast your gloomy fears away.

Oppressed with guilt, a painful load,
O come, and spread your woes abroad;
Divine compassion, mighty love,
Will all the painful load remove.

Here mercy’s boundless ocean flows
To cleanse your guilt and heal your woes;
Pardon, and life, and endless peace—
How rich the gift! how free the grace!

Lord, we accept with thankful heart,
The hope Thy gracious words impart;
We come with trembling, but rejoice,
And bless the kind inviting voice.

Dear Sav­ior, let Thy pow­er­ful love
Confirm our faith, our fears remove,
And sweetly influence every beast,
And guide us to eter­nal rest.