I heard the voice of Jesus say

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Lyricist: Horatio Bonar

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1  I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto me and rest;

Lay down, thou weary one,
lay down thy head upon my breast.”

I came to Jesus as I was,
weary and worn and sad;

I found in him a resting place,
and He has made me glad.

2  I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give

the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down, and drink, and live.”

I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;

My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in Him.


3  I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s light;

Look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright.”

I looked to Jesus, and I found
in Him my Star, my Sun;

And in that light of life I’ll walk,
till trav’ling days are done.

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