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“Come To Me (The Rest Song)” by Stephen and Hannah Musso

“Come To Me (The Rest Song)” by Stephen and Hannah Musso

Lexi Fromm
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Embracing Divine Rest: The Journey of “Come To Me (The Rest Song)”

In the heart of the gospel’s message lies an invitation to rest, a theme poignantly captured in “Come To Me (The Rest Song)” by Stephen and Hannah Musso. This song emerges as a melodic balm, drawing from the deep well of Matthew 11:28-30, where Jesus extends an offer to find rest in Him.

The Scriptural Foundation

At the core of this song is the biblical passage from Matthew 11:28-30, where Jesus calls out to those burdened and weary, promising them rest. The passage emphasizes the gentle and humble heart of Christ, offering a yoke that is easy and a burden that is light. This scripture not only provides the foundation for the lyrics but also encapsulates the essence of the peace that surpasses all understanding—a peace that is active and powerful, anchoring us in Christ.

The Story Behind the Song

In crafting “Come To Me (The Rest Song),” Stephen and Hannah Musso were inspired by the scriptural narrative and the contrasting characters of Martha and Mary, as depicted in the Bible. Martha, often caught up in the busyness of serving, contrasts with Mary, who chooses to sit at Jesus’ feet, embodying the act of resting in His presence. This narrative underpins the song, reminding listeners of the importance of being over doing, and the true rest found in the presence of Jesus.

The Lyrics and Their Message

The lyrics of “Come To Me (The Rest Song)” are a tender call to slow down, breathe, and find solace in the arms of Jesus. The song starts with an invitation to let go and trust in God’s sovereignty, even in sleep:

Slow it down, take a breath
Close your eyes, rest your head
Just let go and let it be
He still holds the world while you sleep

As the song unfolds, it echoes the words of Jesus, inviting the listener to come to Him, learn from His meekness, and exchange their burdens for His peace

He says, “Come to Me and I will give you rest”
As He holds you in His arms the burden lifts
He says, “Learn from Me for I am meek and kind”
Trade your heaviness for peace, His yoke is light

The closing verses encourage listeners to lift their eyes, remember God’s promises, and find joy and light in seeking Him:

Lift your eyes, look ahead
Call to mind all He’s said
For He is joy and He is light
And when you seek, you will find

 

 Full Lyrics for “Come To Me (The Rest Song)”:

Slow it down

Take a breathClose your eyesRest your headJust let go and let it beHe still holds the world while you sleep

He says “Come to Me and I will give you rest”As He holds you in His arms the burden liftsHe says “Learn from Me for I am meek and kind”Trade your heaviness for peaceHis yoke is lightHe says “Come to Me”

Lift your eyesLook aheadCall to mind all He’s saidFor He is joy and He is lightAnd when you seek, you will find

He says “Come to Me and I will give you rest”As He holds you in His arms the burden liftsHe says “Learn from Me for I am meek and kind”Trade your heaviness for peaceHis yoke is lightHe says “Come to Me”

Receive His peaceAnd know that He is lifeCome taste and seeOnly Jesus satisfies

Receive His peaceAnd know that He is lifeCome taste and seeOnly Jesus satisfies

He says “Come to Me and I will give you rest”As He holds you in His arms the burden liftsHe says “Learn from Me for I am meek and kind”Trade your heaviness for peaceHis yoke is lightHe says “Come”

Receive His peaceAnd know that He is lifeCome taste and seeOnly Jesus satisfies

He says “Come to Me and I will give you rest”As He holds you in His arms the burden liftsHe says “Learn from Me for I am meek and kind”Trade your heaviness for peaceHis yoke is lightHe says “Come to Me”

 

The Musical and Production Elements

Musically, the song blends gentle melodies with soothing vocals, creating an atmosphere of calm and reflection. Produced by Ronnie Devernoe and visually brought to life by Benjamin Bushen, the song’s production values mirror its message of serenity and trust in God.

The Impact and Hope

The Musso couple’s prayer for this song is that listeners will accept the invitation to come to Jesus, find rest in His presence, and experience His perfect peace. “Come To Me (The Rest Song)” stands as a testament to the enduring promise that in Jesus, one finds all that is needed for the soul’s true rest.

In conclusion, “Come To Me (The Rest Song)” by Stephen and Hannah Musso is more than a musical composition; it is an invitation to experience the transformative peace of resting in Jesus. As this song resonates in the hearts of the faithful, may it continue to guide many to the “better part” of choosing to be with Jesus, the source of everlasting rest and peace.

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