477. Are You Weary, Are You Languid

1 Are you weary, are you languid,
Are you sore distress'd?
"Come to me," saith One, "and, coming,
Be at rest."

2 Has he marks to lead me to him,
If he be my Guide?
"In his feet and hands are wound-prints,
And his side."

3 Is there diadem, as Monarch,
That his brow adorns?
"Yes, a crown, in very surety,
But of thorns."

4 If I find him, if I follow,
What his promise here?
"Many a sorrow, many a labor,
Many a tear."

5 If I still hold closely to him,
What has he at last?
"Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,
Jordan passed."

6 If I ask him to receive me,
Will he say me nay?
"Not till earth and not till heaven
Pass away."

7 Finding, foll'wing, keeping, struggling,
Is he sure to bless?
"Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs
Answer, Yes."

Text Information
First Line: Are you weary, are you languid
Title: Are You Weary, Are You Languid
Author: John Mason Neale (1862; alt.; Alt 1990, mod.)
Meter: 8.5.8.3.
Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30
Topic: The Way of Salvation: The Free Offer of the Gospel; Conflict with Sin; Consolation3 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: STEPHANOS
Composer: Henry Williams Baker (1868)
Meter: 8.5.8.3.
Key: G Major



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