Posted by: chuckbumgardner | April 6, 2008

Horatius Bonar, “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

 
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.

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.

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, And all the 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 trav’ling days are done.

Horatius Bonar, “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say,” 1846. This text taken from The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration (Nashville: Word, 1986), #414.

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  1. whoa!!!
    beware of those hymnals that come out of Nashville.
    and published by Word? you raving liberal :)


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