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BibleGateway: Matthew 11:25-30

ESV Text: Matthew 11:25-30

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 3:4 and ends at about 3:58

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     25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 277:
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

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1. 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. 

2. 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. 

3. 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 traveling days are done.