Nursery Rhymes

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of the glorious hymn begin with "I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto Me and rest; Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast."" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" hymn were written by its Scottish author Horatius Bonar. The author of the hymn, Horatius Bonar, was born on December 19, 1808 and died on July 31, 1889. The soaring music that accompanies the "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" song of praise was composed by John Bacchus Dykes The composer of the music to the "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" hymn, John Bacchus Dykes, was born on March 10, 1823 and died on January 22, 1876. We have placed "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the illuminating lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Hymn
Title: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say *** Name of Composer: John Bacchus Dykes *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Horatius Bonar *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging words of the "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" lyrics, Horatius Bonar (December 19, 1808-July 31, 1889), was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and achieved fame as a Hymnist, poet, Sunday school teacher and churchman.

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Lyrics

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.

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, 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.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say", John Bacchus Dykes (March 10, 1823-January 22, 1876), was born in Kingston upon Hull, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician. Dykes was also Canon of Durham Cathedral.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Horatius Bonar (December 19, 1808 to July 31, 1889)
Nationality of Author: Scottish

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: John Bacchus Dykes (March 10, 1823 to January 22, 1876)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I heard the voice of Jesus say, "Come unto Me and rest; Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast.""
First Publication Date: 1846

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