Come, said Jesus

Verse 1:
Come, said Jesus’ sacred voice,
Come, and make my paths your choice;
I will guide you to your home,
Weary pilgrim, hither come!

Verse 2:
Thou who, houseless, sole, forlorn,
Long hast borne the proud world’s scorn
Long hast roamed the barren waste,
Weary pilgrim, hither haste.

Verse 3:
Ye who, tossed on beds of pain,
Seek, for ease, but seek in vain;
Ye, by fiercer anguish torn,
In remorse for guilt who mourn;–

Verse 4:
Hither come! for here is found
Balm that flows for every wound,
Peace that ever shall endure,
Rest eternal, sacred, sure.

Ann L. Barbauld


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