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(8.5.8.3)

Published in "The Hymnary", Novello, 1872. The tune appears in some hymn books as "Venite".

1 Art thou weary, art thou languid,
  2 Hath He marks to lead me to Him,
    Art thou sore distrest       If He be my Guide
  Come to me — saith One — and coming,     In His feet and hands are wound-prints
    Be at rest!       And His side.
         
3 Is there crown of royal splendour,
  4 If I find Him, if I follow,
    That His brow adorns       What my portion here
  Yea, a crown, in very surety,     Many a sorrow, many a labour,
    But of thorns!       Many a tear.
         
5 If I still hold closely to Him,
  6 If I ask Him to receive me,
    What hath He at last
      Will He say me nay
  Sorrow vanquished, labour ended,
    Not till earth, and not till heaven
    Jordan past!       Pass away!

7 Finding, following, keeping, struggling,
    Is He sure to bless
  Angels, martyrs, prophets, virgins,
    Answer Yes!. Amen.

Stephen of Saba, C. 8,
tr. John Mason Neale, 1862.

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