453. Are You Weary, Heavy Laden?

1 Are you weary, heavy laden,
are you sore distressed?
"Come to me," says 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,
snd his side."

3 Is there diadem, as monarch,
that his brow adorns?
"Yea, a crown, in very surety,
but of thorns."

4 If I find him, if I follow,
what my portion 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, following, keeping, struggling,
is he sure to bless?
"Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs
answer, 'Yes'."

Text Information
First Line: Are you weary, heavy laden
Title: Are You Weary, Heavy Laden?
Author: John Mason Neale (1862)
Meter: 8.5.8.3.
Scripture: John 20:27; John 6:37; Matthew 11:28
Topic: Jesus Christ: Guide
Source: Based on Ancient Greek hymn
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: STEPHANOS
Composer: Henry W. Baker (1868)
Meter: 8.5.8.3.
Key: G Major or modal



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