Encouraging Poems
 

Come unto Me and rest

      "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

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.

 

By Horatius Bonar, 1846

"My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

John 14:27

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