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. The Sav­iour’s in­vi­ta­tion.

Music: Az­mon Carl G. Glä­ser, 1828. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, Mo­dern Psalm­ist, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


The Sav­ior calls; let ev­ery ear
Attend the heav’n­ly sound;
Ye doubt­ing souls, dis­miss your fear,
Hope smiles re­viv­ing round.

For ev­ery thirs­ty, long­ing heart,
Here streams of boun­ty flow,
And life, and health, and bliss im­part
To ban­ish mor­tal woe.

Here springs of sacr­ed plea­sures rise,
To ease your ev­ery pain,
(Immortal foun­tain! full sup­plies!)
Nor shall you thirst in vain.

Ye sin­ners, come, ’tis mer­cy’s voice,
The gra­cious call obey;
Mercy in­vites to heav’n­ly joys—
And can you yet de­lay?

Dear Sav­ior, draw re­luct­ant hearts,
To Thee let sin­ners fly,
And take the bliss Thy love im­parts,
And drink and ne­ver die.