Saturday, March 26, 2011

"I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"

We sang this hymn at Mass this morning.

"I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"
by Horatius Bonar, 1808-1899

1. 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.

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 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; 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.

Source for lyrics


Ellen said...

I think that's such a beautiful hymn. And the lyrics are so moving.

Esther G. said...

Yes. It is beautiful. I had forgotten about this particular hymn until we sang it.

danardoyle said...

Thanks for posting that video. Absolutely moving!

Esther G. said...

You're welcome. What a voice, huh?