I heard the voice of Jesus say

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 trav’lling days are done.

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

This hymn is indeed soothing to the soul. It’s also very refreshing to the weary one.

Rev. Gabriel Bassey

Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Truly I have found in Jesus my resting place and He has made me glad. All praise be unto Him for ever.

Darcy Black

Yaounde, Cameroon

Thank You Lord Jesus.

C Jones

London, England, United Kingdom

Is there another verse or stanza? There seems to be a bit more in my head. :-)


Hyderabad, Telengana, India


Ugo Wigwe

Bowie, MD, United States

This song and tune keeps the memory of my late father alive and gives me hope and assurance in our Lord Jesus Christ.



Oh how sweet!

Leigh Powell

United Kingdom

In Matthew 11 verses 28 to 30, we read of Jesus's call to His disciple to lay their burdens - chiefly sin - with Him, and He will then give rest to them. Rest from sin includes forgiveness, cleansing and power to overcome sin and temptation. He does not audibly call us, but through His Word, the Bible.

Wm. Wren Coks

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

The words of this hymn are truth and life to me and all who hear them. Jesus, my friend and comforter, my rock and my salvation. Glory to God in the highest and peace and good-will to all people who on earth do dwell. Amen.


Kitchener, ON, Canada

All of my life Jesus has been ever so near and faithful! Psalm 73:26 is my life verse.."God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." So moving to see how this hymn speaks for many around the world!!