"Come unto Me, Ye Weary"
                         by William C. Dix, 1837-1898
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 203

        1. "Come unto Me, ye weary,
        And I will give you rest."
        O blessed voice of Jesus,
        Which comes to hearts opprest!
        It tells of benediction,
        Of pardon, grace, and peace,
        Of joy that hath no ending,
        Of love which cannot cease.
        2. "Come unto Me, ye wanderers;
        And I will give you light."
        0 loving voice of Jesus,
        Which comes to cheer the night!
        Our hearts were filled with sadness,
        And we had lost our way;
        But Thou hast brought us gladness
        And songs at break of day.
        3. "Come unto Me, ye fainting,
        And I will give you life."
        0 cheering voice of Jesus,
        Which comes to aid our strife!
        The Foe is stern and eager,
        The fight is fierce and long;
        But Thou hast made us mighty
        And stronger than the strong.
        4. And whosoever cometh,
        I will not cast him out."
        O patient love of Jesus,
        Which drives away our doubt,
        Which, though we be unworthy
        Of love so great and free,
        Invites us very sinners
        To come, dear Lord, to Thee!
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #276 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 6:37 Author: William C. Dix, 1867 Composer: Friedrich K. Anthes, 1847 Tune: "Anthes"
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