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I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto Me & rest

Author: Horatius Bonar (1846)Published in 1167 hymnalsPrintable scores: PDF, MusicXMLPlayable presentation: Lyrics only, lyrics + musicAudio files: MIDI, RecordingSong available on My.facestock.vn

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1 I heard the voice of Jesus say,“Come unto me và rest;lay down, O weary one,lay down your head upon my breast.”I came khổng lồ 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 givethe living water, thirsty one;stoop down and drink and live.”I came to lớn Jesus, & I drankof that life-giving 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 riseand all your day be bright.”I looked to lớn Jesus, and I foundin him my star, my sun;and in that light of life I’ll walktill trav’ling days are done.Source: Christian Worship (2021): Hymnal #703

Author: Horatius Bonar

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Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, & the University of his native city. He was ordained lớn the ministry, in 1837, & since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the không lấy phí Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith và Hope," have passed through several editions.--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872…Go to person page >
Despite his intimidating name và physical appearance, Horatius Bonar (1808-89) was a great lover of children và was concerned about how little the children understood of the metrical Psalms that were sung in the Scottish church of his day. "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" was one of the over 600 hymns he wrote to address the needs of the churches he served. Interestingly, John B. Dykes (composer of "Holy, Holy, Holy" and "Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee") uses the somber key of G minor lớn present Jesus" invitation khổng lồ our weary, thirsty và dark souls in the first half of each verse; in the second half of each verse when the invitation has been accepted & the soul satisfied, Dykes uses the happier key of G major. Take some time khổng lồ read Jesus" invitations lớn you as recorded in the Gospels and reflect on your response to Him: Matthew 11:28; John 4:10, 13-14; John 8:12. --Greg Scheer, 1996========================

I heard the voice of Jesus say. H. Bonar. <Christ"s Invitation.> Written at Kelso, & published in his Hymns Original and Selected, 1846, và in the 1st series of his Hymns of Faith & Hope, 1857, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, & headed, “The Voice from Galilee." It has come into extensive use, và is one of the most popular of the author"s hymns. It is often used in trang chủ Mission Services, và is suited thereto. It has been rendered into Latin by Dr. Macgill in his Songs of the Christian Creed and Life, 1876, as “Loquentem exaudivi."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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