Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating
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.
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
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:
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:
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.