Why Wilt Thou Stay Away From Me


Why wilt thou stay away from me,
Child of my love, child of my love?
Why will ye heavy-laden be,
Child of my tend’rest care?
Strong in my arm, lean hard on me,
Child of my love, child of my love;
I would thy burden-bearer be,
Child of my tend’rest care.
Saviour, dear Saviour, I have heard thee calling,
“Ye heavy laden ones by sin oppressed,”
Like music sweet upon my ear ’tis falling,
“Come unto me and I will give you rest,”
Will give you rest.

Why to this cold world wilt thou cling,
Child of my love, child of my love?
Nothing of comfort can it bring,
Child of my tend’rest care;
Many long years for thee I’ve sought,
Child of my love, child of my love,
Pardon for thee my life-blood bought,
Child of my tend’rest care.
Saviour, dear Saviour, I have heard thee pleading,
Thy voice has followed as afar I’ve roamed;
Love now has conquered and my heart is yielding
Take me, O loving Lord, and lead me home,
And lead me home.