Text Based On Matthew Chapter 11 (KJV)
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Words: Joseph Swain: 1761-1796
Music: Walter G. Whinfield: 1865-1919
COME, YE SOULS BY SIN AFFLICTED
Come, ye souls by sin afflicted,
Bowed with fruitless sorrow down;
By the broken law convicted,
Through the Word behold thy crown;
Look to Jesus; mercy flows through Him alone.
Take His easy yoke and wear it;
Love will make obedience sweet;
Christ will give thee strength to bear it,
While His wisdom guides thy feet-
Safe to glory, where His ransomed captives meet.
Blessèd are the eyes that see Him,
Blest the ears that hear His voice;
Blessèd are the souls that trust Him,
And in Him alone rejoice;
His commandments then become their happy choice.
Sweet as home to pilgrims weary,
Light to newly opened eyes,
Or full springs in deserts dreary,
Is the rest the Rock supplies;
All who taste it shall to rest immortal rise.
A blessèd Seventh Day Sabbath
to all believers.
In the Son’s Name - For the Father’s glory.
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