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Come O thou Traveller unknown Whom still




Come, O thou Traveller unknown,
Whom still I hold, but cannot see!
My company before is gone,
And I am left alone with thee;
|: With thee all night I mean to stay,
And wrestle till the break of day. :|


I need not tell thee who I am,
My misery and sin declare;
Thyself hast called me by my name,
Look on thy hands, and read it there;
|: But who, I ask thee, who art Thou?
Tell me Thy name, and tell me now. :|


In vain thou strugglest to get free,
I never will unloose my hold!
Art thou the Man that died for me?
The secret of thy love unfold;
|: Wrestling, I will not let thee go,
Till I thy name, thy nature know. :|


Wilt thou not yet to me reveal
Thy new, unutterable name?
Tell me, I still beseech thee, tell;
To know it now resolved I am;
|: Wrestling, I will not let thee go,
Till I thy name, thy nature know. :|


’Tis all in vain to hold Thy tongue
Or touch the hollow of my thigh;
Though every sinew be unstrung,
Out of my arms Thou shalt not fly;
|: Wrestling I will not let Thee go
Till I Thy name, Thy nature know. :|


What though my
shrinking flesh complain,
And murmur to contend so long?
I rise superior to my pain,
When I am weak, then I am strong
|: And when my all
of strength shall fail,
I shall with the God-man prevail. :|


Contented now upon my thigh
I halt, till life’s short journey end;
All helplessness, all weakness I
On Thee alone for strength depend;
|: Nor have I power from Thee to move:
Thy nature, and Thy name is Love. :|


My strength is gone, my nature dies,
I sink beneath Thy weighty hand,
Faint to revive, and fall to rise;
I fall, and yet by faith I stand;
|: I stand and will not let Thee go
Till I Thy Name, Thy nature know. :|


Yield to me now; for I am weak,
But confident in self-despair;
Speak to my heart, in blessings speak,
Be conquered by my instant prayer;
|: Speak, or thou never
hence shalt move,
And tell me if thy name is Love. :|


‘Tis love! ‘Tis love!
Thou diest for me!
I hear thy whisper in my heart;
The morning breaks, the shadows flee,
Pure, universal love thou art;
|: To me, to all, thy mercies move:
My nature and thy name is Love. :|


My prayer has power
with God; the grace
Unspeakable I now receive;
Through faith I see thee face to face,
I see thee face to face, and live!
|: In vain I have not wept and strove:
Thy nature and thy name is Love. :|


I know thee, Saviour, who thou art,
Jesus, the feeble sinner’s friend;
Nor wilt thou with the night depart,
But stay and love me to the end;
|: Thy mercies never shall remove:
Thy nature and thy name is Love. :|


The Sun of Righteousness on me
Has risen with healing in his wings;
Withered my nature’s
strength, from thee
My soul its life and succour brings;
|: My help is all laid up above:
Thy nature and thy name is Love. :|


Lame as I am, I take the prey,
Hell, earth, and sin
with ease o’ercome;
I leap for joy, pursue my way,
And as a bounding hart fly home,
|: Through all eternity to prove.
Thy nature and thy name is Love. :|

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1742
      Bible Refs: Gen 32:24;
      MUSIC
      Name: DILLON
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 360Ab
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 8 8
        8 8 8 8 8 8
        8 8 8 8 8 8
        8 8 8 8 8 8
        8 8 8 8 8 8
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 8 8

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