THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Friday, September 30, 2011

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 travelling days are done.
... Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), Hymns of Faith and Hope, first series, New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1866, p. 159 (see the book; see also Ps. 119:105; Isa. 35:10; Matt. 11:28-30; John 1:16; 4:13-14; 7:37-38; 1 John 5:3-4; Rev. 21:3-4,6; 22:5; more at Day, Gladness, Jesus, Life, Light, Rest, Star, Water, Weary)

 
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