Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Joy to the World, by John Swe­ney, Tul­li­us C. O’Kane & Charles C. Mc­Cabe (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Hitch­cock and Wal­den, 1879), num­ber 3.

Music: Me­dan John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837–1899)

Lyrics

Wouldst thou find a friend to love thee
More than hu­man hearts can love,
One who knows thy ev­ery tri­al?
Such a friend thou hast above.

Refrain

Go, in trust­ing faith be­liev­ing,
Cast thy bur­den on the Lord,
He has pro­mised to re­ceive thee—
Take thy Sav­ior at His word.

Wouldst thou find the bless­èd foun­tain,
Flowing at the cross so free?
Go to Je­sus; He will guide thee;
Cleansed by Him thy soul shall be.

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Wouldst thou find a friend to teach thee
How thy soul by faith may live,
How to reach those heights of rap­ture
Earthly joy can ne­ver give?

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Wouldst thou find a friend to shield thee
When with clouds thy sky is dim?
Go to Je­sus; ask His mer­cy;
Lo, He calls thee, go to Him.

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