692. I heard the voice of Jesus say

1 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest;
and in your weariness lay down
your head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary, 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, your morn shall rise,
and all your 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 pilgrim days are done.

Text Information
First Line: I heard the voice of Jesus say
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889 (alt.)
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: The Christian Life
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Tallis, 1505?-1585
Editor: John Wilson, b. 1905
Meter: CMD
Key: a minor
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.

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