Words: , Hymns Orig­in­al and Se­lect­ed, 1846.

Music: Vox Di­lec­ti, , 1868. The key change half­way through ac­cents the po­si­tive mes­sage of the last two lines, “I came to Je­sus…” Al­ter­nate tunes:

  • Athens, (1716-1796)
  • Bonar (Brunk), , 1911
  • Kingsfold, ar­ranged by , 1906
  • Truman, (1822-1888)

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 thy 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.