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63. All ye who seek a comfort sure

1 All ye who seek a comfort sure
In trouble and distress,
Whatever sorrow vex the mind,
Or guilt the soul oppress,

2 Jesus, who gave himself for you
Upon the cross to die,
Opens to you his sacred heart;
O to that heart draw nigh.

3 Ye hear how kindly he invites;
Ye hear his words so blest--
'All ye that labour come to me,
And I will give you rest.'

4 O Jesus, joy of saints on high,
Thou hope of sinners here,
Attracted by those loving words
To thee I lift my prayer.

5 Wash thou my wounds in that dear blood
Which forth from thee doth flow;
New grace, new hope inspire, a new
And better heart bestow.

Text Information
First Line: All ye who seek a comfort sure
Latin Title: Quicumque certum quaeritis
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Lent
Source: 18th century Latin
Tune Information
Name: ST BERNARD
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: Tochter Sion, Cologne, 1741 (adapted)



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