The text below will be sung in worship tomorrow; thoughtful words, beautiful music, and passionate singers! I love how the writer speaks of someone hearing Jesus’ voice and then acting on what is heard; seeking and, then, finding. Sometimes, it’s hard to know if it’s truly Jesus’ voice speaking. If the answer is too clear, there is no mystery. I never ask for one; it just shows up, but I’ve learned to trust the voice and walk beside this companion for life.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest; lay down , O weary one, lay down your head upon my breast.” I came to Jesus as I was, so weary, 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 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, “Come unto me, I’ll show the way.” I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s light; look unto me, your morn shall rise, and all your 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 trav’ling days are done.
-Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889