Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Em­ma G. Diet­rich, 1901. Pub­lished in The Gos­pel Hymn Book, ed­it­ed by Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1903), num­ber 31.

Music: Ed­ward M. Full­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Oh, aching heart, with sorrow torn,
Thy Lord is near and knows;
He knows it all—the feet way worn,
The weary cares and woes,
The load of grief in anguish borne,
The Lord is near, He knows.

Refrain

He knows, He knows,
Thy Lord is near, He knows.

Oh, fainting soul, with doubts oppressed,
Thy Lord is near and knows;
He knows it all—how thou art pressed
On every side with foes;
He waits to be thy cherished guest;
The Lord is near, He knows.

Refrain

Oh, weary head, that fain would rest,
Thy Lord is near and knows;
He knows it all, and on His breast
Thou mayest now repose;
Drop every care at His behest,
The Lord is near, He knows.

Refrain

Oh, lonely one, live thou thy best,
Thy Lord is near and knows;
He knows it all, sees every test,
Yes, every tear that flows;
Rejoice, faint heart, His way is best,
Thy Lord is near, He knows.

Refrain