Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown

Anthem for two-voice choir a capella; text by Charles Wesley; tune from The Christian Harmony, 1805; arranged by J. Bruce Ashton.

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Come, O thou traveler 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 had called me by my name;
Look in 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 who died for me?

The secret of thy love unfold.
Wrestling I will not let thee go,
Till I thy name, thy nature know.

My strength is gone, my nature dies,
I sink beneath thy mighty hand,
Faint to revive, and fall to rise,
I fall, and yet by by faith I stand.
I stand and will not let thee go,
Till I thy name, thy nature know.

‘Tis love! ’tis love! thou diedst 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,
Thy nature, and thy name is love.
– by Charles Wesley

Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown (Choir performance)

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