Come unto Me, ye weary

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Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix.

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1  'Come unto Me, ye weary, and I will give you rest.'
 O blessed voice of Jesus, which comes to hearts oppressed!
 It tells of benediction, ff 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.'
 O loving voice of Jesus, which comes to cheer the night!
 Our hearts were filled with sadness, and we had lost our way;
 But morning brings us gladness, and songs the break of day.

3  'Come unto Me, ye fainting, and I will give you life.'
 O peaceful voice of Jesus, which comes to end 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 voice of Jesus, which drives away our doubt,
 Which calls us, very sinners, unworthy though we be
 Of love so free and boundless, to come, dear Lord, to Thee!

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