1835–1917

Introduction

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Born: Jan­u­a­ry 28, 1835, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: 1917, West Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Green Mount Ce­me­te­ry, West Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

Louis, a min­is­ter, was the son of Phil­ip Eis­en­beis and Eliz­a­beth Am­mon, and husband of Eliz­a­beth Fell (mar­ried 1878).

Publications

Poem

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens

Bear ye one another’s burdens,
So fulfill the law of love:
Let the arms of thy compassion
Lift the struggling soul above;
Raise the fallen, help the needy.
Bear them by thy manly strength,
Lift them gently, help them kindly.
Thy reward shall come at length.

Bear ye one another’s burdens,
Human souls have griefs to bear,
None there are who have no sorrow,
Let us for each other care;
Weak and erring, poor and needy,
Struggling in the slough of sin;
Let us do as did the Master,
Freely take the erring in.

Bear ye one another’s burdens,
Wipe the tears from sorrow’s eye;
Many hearts are sad and bleeding;
Seek their rescue ere they die;
Do not tarry, life is fleeting,
Jesus whispers now to thee—
What ye do to these, My brethren,
Even so, ye do to Me.

Bear ye one another’s burdens,
Life is but a passing breath;
Soon will days of earnest toiling,
End in silent night of death;
Do not wait for great endeavor,
Little acts of mercy shown,
Help to bear another’s burden—
Serves to lighten all thine own.

Bear ye one another’s burdens,
So fulfill the law of love;
Every little deed of kindness,
Jesus treasures it above;
Let this be thy daily mission.
Lifting up the trodden-down.
Tears ye wipe from saddened faces.
Will be gems to deck thy crown.

Louis Eisenbeis
The Amen Cor­ner, and Oth­er Po­ems, 1897

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Lyrics