Charles P. Jones, 1865-1949

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:17

Charles P Jones was born December 9th, 1865, in Texas Valley, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia (between Rome and Atlanta). In 1894, he was pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama. In 1895, he became pastor of the Mount Helm Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi. Inspired by Christ's loving offer of joy-filled pardon and rest for the weary and distressed soul, Jones wrote this beautiful hymn of the faith in addition to over 1,000 other Gospel songs--including All I Need and Deeper, Deeper In the Love of Jesus--most between the years of 1895 to 1905.

Come Unto Me has been a favorite hymn of mine for several years now, its lilting melody and answering harmony in the chorus reminding me how we who are Christians should also be bearing one another's burdens.

Hear the blessèd Savior calling the oppressed,
“O ye heavy laden, come to Me and rest.
Come, no longer tarry, I your load will bear,
Bring Me every burden, bring Me every care.”

Are you disappointed, wand’ring here and there,
Dragging chains of doubt and loaded down with care?
Do unholy feelings struggle in your breast?
Bring your case to Jesus—He will give you rest!

Stumbling on the mountains dark with sin and shame,
Stumbling t’ward the pit of Hell’s consuming flame.
By the pow’rs of sin deluded and oppressed,
Hear the tender Shepherd, “Come to Me and rest.”

Have you by temptation often conquered been;
Has a sense of weakness brought distress within?
Christ will sanctify you, if you’ll claim His best.
In the Holy Spirit, He will give you rest.

Come unto Me, I will give you rest;
Take My yoke upon you, hear Me and be blessed.
I am meek and lowly, come and trust My might.
Come, My yoke is easy, and My burden’s light.

*For Today*: Psalm 23:2, 55:22; Matthew 11:28 & 29; John 10:10

Come to Christ with any burden or sorrow in your life and be assured that He will hasten to meet you with open arms just as the father of the prodigal son did.

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