Scripture Verse

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. Psalm 55:22

Introduction

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Rowland Hill
(1744–1833)

Words: From Psalms and Hymns, by Row­land Hill, 1783.

Music: Mer­cy Lou­is M. Gott­schalk, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Louis M. Gottschalk
(1829–1869)

Lyrics

Cast thy burden on the Lord,
Only lean upon His Word;
Thou wilt soon have cause to bless
His eternal faithfulness.

He sustains thee by His hand,
He enables thee to stand;
Those whom Jesus once hath loved
From His grace are never moved.

Human counsels come to naught;
That shall stand which God hath wrought;
His compassion, love, and power,
Are the same forevermore.

Heav’n and earth may pass away,
God’s free grace shall not decay;
He hath promised to fulfill
All the pleasure of His will.

Jesus, guardian of Thy flock,
Be Thyself our constant rock;
Make us, by Thy powerful hand,
Strong as Zion’s mountain stand.