Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.@1 Peter 5:7
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Josiah Carley (1996-)

Josiah Carley, 2011 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Laden with cares and perplexities, I made my way to a quiet, secluded spot on a nearby mountain. There I laid all my troubles, burdens, and fears by faith upon Jesus, the compassionate Burden-bearer. As I returned down the mountain trail, my lightened heart began singing a tune, and a song proceeded from my mouth: I have given my cares to Jesus, And He took them from my hand… A few hours later I wrote the tune down, and penned the words.

I have given my cares to Jesus,
And He took them from my hand;
On the altar of surrender—
There I left them, where He stands.

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What assurance! what a priv’lege!
What salvation, full and grand!
He has lifted ev’ry burden,
Soothed and helped me with His hand.

I have given my cares to Jesus;
Greatest joy and peace is mine;
Now I know the blessèd promise,
Of His saving grace divine.

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I have given my cares to Jesus,
When the storms upon me pressed,
And He gave me His salvation,
Steadfast refuge, perfect rest.

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I have given my cares to Jesus;
Childlike trust He did impart;
Never did a song so joyful
Ring as now within my heart.

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I have given my cares to Jesus;
Now I know that all is well;
On I go to be His witness,
Of His love to ever tell.

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