Come to Jesus, ye who labor

Representative Text

1 Come to Jesus, ye who labor,
From vain-strivings cease;
Heavy laden He will give you
Rest and peace.

2 Come to Him, ye who, in sorrow,
Vainly seek relief;
He has precious balm and comfort
For each grief.

3 Come to Him, all ye who wander,
Weary and unblest;
In his meek and lowly service
There is rest.

4 Come to Him, His yoke is easy,
And His burden light;
All your weakness He will strengthen
With His might.

5 Come to Him, all sweetest voices
Tenderly entreat;
Lay your sins and cares and burdens
At His feet.


Source: Hymns of the Christian Life #198

Author: Edwin Pond Parker

Parker, Edwin Pond, D.D., born at Castine, Maine, Jan. 13, 1836, and educated at Bowdoin College, Maine, and Bangor Theo. Sem., Maine. Entering the Congregational ministry, he became pastor of the Second Church of Christ, Hartford, Conn., Jan. 1860, and has remained there to the present date. Besides editing some Sunday School Hymn and Tune Books, now out of use, he was chief Editor of The Book of Praise . . . (Congregational) . . ., Phila., 1874; and Editor of The Christian Hymnal, Hartford, Conn., 1877, revised ed. 1889. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Blest are they in Christ departed. [Death and Burial.] Dated 1886. In the Christian Hymnal, 1889, and several other collections. 2. Come to Jesus, ye who labour.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come to Jesus, ye who labor
Author: Edwin Pond Parker (1898)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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