I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Horatius Bonar)



Sung at the Church of St. Matthew 7-8-2017. st-matts.org

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say. 
Text: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889, alt.
Tune: KINGSFOLD, CMD, a traditional English melody, adapt. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958. 

1. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto me and rest;
Lay down, O weary one, lay down
Your head upon my breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
So weary, worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
And he has made me glad.

2. 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 lifegiving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in him.

3. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s light;
Look unto me, your morn shall rise,
And all your 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 traveling days are done.

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