Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Art Thou Weary, Art Thou Languid

Hymn lyrics by John M. Neale,
Music by Henry W. Baker
Verse 1
  • Art thou weary, art thou languid,
  • Art thou sore distressed?
  • “Come to Me,” saith One, “and coming,
  • Be at rest.”
Verse 2
  • Hath He marks to lead me to Him,
  • If He be my Guide?
  • In His feet and hands are wound prints
  • And His side.
Verse 3
  • Hath He diadem, as monarch,
  • That His brow adorns?
  • Yes, a crown in very surety,
  • But of thorns.
Verse 4
  • If I find Him, if I follow,
  • What His guerdon1 here?
  • Many a sorrow, many a labor,
  • Many a tear.
Verse 5
  • If I still hold closely to Him,
  • What hath He at last?
  • Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,
  • Jordan passed.
Verse 6
  • If I ask Him to receive me,
  • Will He say me nay?
  • Not till earth and not till Heaven
  • Pass away.
Verse 7
  • Finding, following, keeping, struggling,
  • Is He sure to bless?
  • Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs,
  • Answer, Yes!

1A reward or recompense.

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