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.

portrait
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