Come Thou Afflicted (Knecht)


Come Thou Afflicted (Knecht)

Music for Women, Submitted Music (1992-1997)

When darkness falls and trials dim our view

How can we see a road that leads to peace?

As heart-ache and sorrow pierce us through

How shall we rise to find a sweet release?

A tide of sin, a torment of despair

Leave in their wake a yearning for the light,

Yet, as we look to heaven it is there.

A glorious dawn ascending from the night

 

“Come thou afflicted,” our Savior beckons, “Thou tempest tossed, come unto me.

Cast down thy burden, thou heavy laden, put on my yoke, that it may strengthen thee.

Thy mortal suff’ring is but a moment In the expanse of all eternity.

 

If we have eyes to see, the path is clear.

The way is marked; His footprints lie ahead

And though we bow beneath a load of care

His loving arms sustain us ‘til the end.

Then let us strive to patiently endure

And let us learn to hunger for His word,

That we may stand through our refiner’s fire,

And come to know the Savior as our Lord

 

“Come thou afflicted,” our Savior beckons, “Thou tempest tossed, come unto me.

Cast down thy burden, thou heavy laden, put on my yoke, that it may strengthen thee.

Thy mortal suff’ring is but a moment In the expanse of all eternity.

 

Come thou afflicted, thou heavy laden; put on my yoke for it shall set you free.


Text:  Katherine D. Knecht

Music:  Katherine D. Knecht

Album:  Submitted Music (1992-1997)

Composition Date:  1997

More Info:  CMS 1997

Topics

Patience, Suffering, Hope