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Come Unto Me, Ye Weary Hymn Story and Lyrics

Come Unto Me, Ye Weary Hymn Story


This hymn was written by William Chatterton Dix in 1867.

William Chatterton Dix was born on June 14, 1837, in Bristol England. He was the son of John Dix, a surgeon, who wrote The Life of Chatterton the poet. He was educated at Bristol Grammar School.

He wrote hymns and carols during his lifetime on earth.

It is based on Matthew 11:28, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest".

In talking of this hymn, Dix says, "I was ill and depressed at the time, and it was almost to idle away the hours that I wrote the hymn. I had been ill for many weeks and felt weary and faint, and the hymn really expresses the languidness of the body from which I was suffering at the time. Soon after its composition, I recovered, and I always look back to that hymn as the turning point in my illness."

William Chatterton Dix



Come Unto Me Ye Weary Hymn Lyrics


1 "Come unto me, ye weary,
and I will give you rest."
O blessed voice of Jesus,
which comes to cheer the night!
It tells of benediction,
of pardon, grace, and peace,
of joy that hath no ending,
of love which cannot cease.

2 "Come unto me, dear children,
and I will give you light."
O loving voice of Jesus,
which comes to cheer the night!
Our hearts were filled with sadness,
and we had lost our way;
but morning brings us gladness,
and songs the break of day.

3 "Come unto me, ye fainting, and I will give you life."
O peaceful voice of Jesus,
which comes to end our strife!
The foe is stern and eager,
the fight is fierce and long;
but thou hast made us mighty,
and stronger than the strong.

4 "And whosoever cometh
I will not cast him out."
O patient love of Jesus,
which drives away our doubt;
which calls us, very sinners,
unworthy though we be,
of love so free and boundless,
to come, dear Lord, to thee!

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