Songs & Hymns

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

(Gathering, Prayer, Reflection)
This traditional hymn reminds us of some of the promises of Jesus to us and speaks of how we can find rest and life in him.

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I heard the voice of Jesus say:
'Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, O weary one, lay down
Your 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, the dawn shall rise,
And all your 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.

Music from The English Hymnal © Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 3452341. Please include every item you copy in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions. Organist Gillian Lloyd. Recorded on the organ of Guildford United Reformed Church by kind permission of the Elders.

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