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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895. 1895.

Horatius Bonar 1808–89

The Voice from Galilee


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 quench’d, my soul reviv’d,

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 look’d 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.