Scripture Verse

Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ed­ward H. Joy, 1920, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc). Joy, a Sal­va­tion Ar­my mu­si­cian, in­tro­duced the song to the Thorn­ton Heath Corps, and lat­er used it through­out Ca­na­da. It was pub­lished in The Mu­sic­al Sal­va­tion­ist in 1929.

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Edward H. Joy
(1871–1949)

Lyrics

Is there a heart o’erbound by sorrow?
Is there a life weighed down by care?
Come to the cross, each burden bearing;
All your anxiety—leave it there.

Refrain

All your anxiety, all your care,
Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,
Never a burden He cannot bear,
Never a friend like Jesus!

No other friend so swift to help you,
No other friend so quick to hear,
No other place to leave your burden,
No other one to hear your prayer.

Refrain

Come then at once; delay no longer!
Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,
You need not fear a disappointment;
You shall find peace at the mercy seat.

Refrain