O comfort to the drearyAuthor: Josiah Conder
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1 O, Comfort to the dreary!
O, Joy to the oppressed!
"Come unto Me, ye weary,
And I will give you rest."
O, come with all your weakness,
Come with your load of woe;
And learn if him with meekness
All righteousness to know.
3 Ye who the world have courted,
And suffer'd from its spite;
Ye who with sin have sported,
And felt its serpent bite;
Come, learn, your follies quitting,
That this world's gain is loss;
To Christ's light yoke submitting,
Come, and take up the cross.
4 O come and make the trial;
Christ's service is release;
If hard the self denial,
Its fruit is joy and peace.
His word your faith defending,
Shall serve you for the strife;
Peace all your steps attending;
The prime, eternal life!
Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #117
O comfort to the dreary. J. Conder. [Christ the Comforter.] Given as No. 428 in the Congregational Hymn Book, 1836, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines, again in his Choir and Oratory, 1837, p. 45; and again, with the omission of stanza v. in his Hymns of Praise, Prayer, &c, 1856. It is usually given with the omission of stanza iii.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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