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469. I heard the voice of Jesus say

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 travelling days are done.

Text Information
First Line: I heard the voice of Jesus say
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Meter: DCM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Lent IV: Year A; Proper 18: Year C
Tune Information
Name: KINGSFOLD
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: DCM
Key: G Major
Source: English folksong from English Country Songs, 1893
Copyright: Harmony © Oxford University Press



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