"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."
Oh, 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."
Oh, loving voice of Jesus.
Which comes to cheer the night!
Our hearts were filled with sadness,
And we had lost our way,
But He has brought us gladness,
And songs the break of day.
3 "Come unto Me, ye fainting,
And I will give you life."
Oh, cheering 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."
Oh, welcome 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, O Lord, to Thee.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
|First Line:||"Come unto Me, ye weary, And I will give thee rest."|
|Title:||"Come unto Me, ye weary"|
|Author:||W. Chatterton Dix (1867)|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|
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)
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|Instances (5)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|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||126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52||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||184.108.40.206 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||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168||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||22.214.171.124 D||John 11:25-26; John 6:35-40; Matthew 11:28-30||MEIRIONYDD||D Major||1995|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #482||Come unto me, ye weary||Come unto Me, Ye Weary||William C. Dix||126.96.36.199 D||Matthew 11:28-30; John 6:37||LLANGLOFFAN||g minor||English||1990|