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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Hymns of Faith and Hope.
II. “I heard the voice of Jesus say”
By Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)
 
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,        5
    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        10
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,        15
    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.”        20
I looked to Jesus, and I found
    In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk,
    Till travelling days are done.
 
 
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