Weary one, chased by another fading sun
Faced by the toil to be done
Why don't you come?
Fainting heart, losing the soul of who you are
Searching for peace that feels so far
Come as you are
Come to the waters, thirsty and weak
Come to the Savior, sit down and eat
Drink from His mercy, take of His love
He is enough
Grieving friend, whose heart is torn and will not mend
And you just can't seem to reach the end
You'll sing again
Drink up, rest deep; He knows, He sees
Find hope, find peace; Look up, be free
© 2017 Brittany Hope Music (BMI)
song story & inspiration
This song took shape in Fall 2016, as I observed specific people in my church carrying on through weary and painful days. I had written the chorus a while before that on the way to work one morning, and it said exactly what I wanted to tell my weary friends. He is enough. And He welcomes the weary.
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.
- Isaiah 55:1-3 -
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’" Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
- John 7:37-39 -