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COME UNTO ME 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
John B. Dykes, 1875
YOME unto Me, ye weary,
And I will give you rest:
Which comes to hearts oppressed!
love which can - not cease.
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!
And we had lost our way;
And songs the break of day.
3 “Come unto Me, ye fainting,
And I will give you life:”-
Which comes to aid our strife!
The fight is fierce and long;
And stronger than the strong.
I will not cast him out:
Which drives away our doubt,
Unworthy though we be
William C. Dix, 1867
Help me to look within;
Of all my sin.
2 Not mine the purity of heart,
That shall at last see God;
The Saviour trod;
3 Not mine the life I thought to live
When first I took His name; Mine but the right to weep and grieve
Over my shame.
4 Yet, Lord, I thank Thee for the sight
Thou hast vouchsafed to me; And, humbled to the dust, I shrink
Closer to Thee.
5 And if Thy love will not disown
So frail a heart as mine,
NE thing I of the Lord desire,
For all my way hath miry been, Be it by water or by fire,
O make me clean!
2 If clearer vision Thou impart,
Grateful and glad my soul shall be, But yet to have a purer heart
Is more to me.
3 Yea, only as the heart is clean
May larger vision yet be mine, For mirrored in its depths are seen
The things divine.
4 I watch to shun the miry way,
And stanch the spring of guilty thought; But, watch and wrestle as I may,
Pure I am not.
5 So, wash Thou me without, within,
Or purge with fire, if that must be, -
Walter C. Smith, 1887