Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Mary F. Col­lins, 1876.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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W. Howard Doane
1832–1915

Lyrics

Jesus, gracious one, calleth now to thee,
Come, O sinner, come!
Calls so tenderly, calls so lovingly,
Now, O sinner, come!
Words of peace and blessing,
Christ’s own love confessing;

Refrain

Hear the sweet voice of Jesus,
Full, full of love;
Calling tenderly, calling lovingly,
Come, O sinner, come!

Still He waits for thee, pleading patiently,
Come, O come to Me!
Heavy laden one, I thy grief have borne,
Come and rest in Me.

Words with love o’erflowing,
Life and bliss bestowing;

Refrain

Weary, sin-sick soul, called so graciously,
Canst thou dare refuse?
Mercy offered thee, freely, tenderly,
Wilt thou still abuse?
Come, for time is flying,
Haste, thy lamp is dying;

Refrain