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When the Weary, Seeking Rest
Words: Horatius Bonar
Music: When the Weary, Seeking Rest | Robert Wilson
1. When the weary, seeking rest,
To Thy goodness flee;
When the heavy laden cast
All their load on Thee;
When the troubled, seeking peace,
On Thy name shall call;
When the sinner, seeking life,
At Thy feet shall fall:

2. When the child, with grave fresh lip,
Youth, or maiden fair,
When the agèd, weak and grey,
Seek Thy face in prayer;
When the widow weeps to Thee,
Sad and lone and low;
When the orphan brings to Thee
All his orphan woe:

3. When the stranger asks a home,
All his toils to end;
When the hungry craveth food,
And the poor a friend;
When the sailor on the wave
Bows the fervent knee;
When the soldier on the field
Lifts his heart to Thee:

4. When the man of toil and care,
In the city crowd,
When the shepherd on the moor,
Names the Name of God;
When the learnèd and the high
Tired of earthly fame,
Upon higher joys intent, (Alternate, All with higher joys intent)
Name the blessèd Name: (Alternate, Call upon Thy Name)

5. When the worldling, sick at heart,
Lifts his soul above;
When the prodigal looks back
To his Father’s love;
When the proud man, in his pride,
Stoops to seek Thy face;
When the burdened brings his guilt
To Thy throne of grace:

Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry
In Heav’n, Thy dwelling place on high.

Alternate Refrain:
Hear then, O Lord, our cry
In mercy, answer and revive.