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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
The Voice from Galilee
 
Horatius Bonar (1808–89)
 
 
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,        5
  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        10
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 quench’d, my soul reviv’d,        15
  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.        20
I look’d 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.
 

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