Come unto Me, ye weary
Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix.
Settings by composers
Texts and Translations
Original text and translations
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, ff 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.'
O loving voice of Jesus, which comes to cheer the night!
Our hearts were filled with sadness, and we had lost our way;
But morning brings us gladness, and songs the break of day.
3 'Come unto Me, ye fainting, and I will give you life.'
O peaceful 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.'
O patient 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, dear Lord, to Thee!