"Come unto Me, ye weary, And I will give thee rest."Author: W. Chatterton Dix (1867)
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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,
Of pardon, grace, and peace,
Of joy that hath no ending,
Of love that cannot cease.
2 "Come unto Me, ye wand'rers,
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!
Source: Lutheran Service Book #684
|First Line:||"Come unto Me, ye weary, And I will give thee rest."|
|Title:||"Come unto Me, ye weary"|
|Author:||W. Chatterton Dix (1867)|
Come unto Me, ye weary. W. G. Dix. [Invitation.] This hymn, which ranks as one of the best of Mr. Dix's efforts, was published in 1867 in the People's Hymnal; in 1869, in the Appendix to the Society for Promoting Christian Education Psalms & Hymns; in 1871, in Church Hymns; in 1875, in Hymns Ancient & Modern, and in other collections. It has also been reprinted in Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (6)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #424||Come unto Me, ye weary||Come unto Me, Ye Weary||William C. Dix, 1837-1898||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168||MUNICH||E Flat Major||English||1994|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #336||Come unto me, ye weary||Come unto Me, Ye Weary||William C. Dix, 1837-98||Friedrich K. Anthes, 1812-after 1857||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199||ANTHES||A Flat Major||1993|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #413||"Come unto Me, ye weary||Come unto Me, Ye Weary||W. C. Dix, 1837-98||J. A. Anthes, 1789-1842||188.8.131.52 D||ANTHES||A Major||English||1996|
|Lutheran Service Book #684||"Come unto Me, ye weary||Come unto Me, Ye Weary||William C. Dix, 1837-98||Friedrich K. Anthes, 1812-after 1857||184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11||Matthew 11:28; John 6:37; Isaiah 60:20; Isaiah 40:31||ANTHES||A Flat Major||English||2006|
|The New Century Hymnal #484||O come to me, you weary||O Come to Me, You Weary||William C. Dix||William Lloyd||18.104.22.168 D||John 11:25-26; John 6:35-40; Matthew 11:28-30||MEIRIONYDD||D Major||English||1995|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #482||Come unto me, ye weary||Come unto Me, Ye Weary||William C. Dix||22.214.171.124 D||Matthew 11:28-30; John 6:37||LLANGLOFFAN||g minor||English||1990|