Scripture Verse

Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Introduction

Words: J. W. Wach­ter, 1894.

Music: Acro­po­lis Grant C. Tul­lar (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Wachter’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Grant C. Tullar
(1869–1950)

Lyrics

When your skies are the darkest, my brother,
And your burdens too heavy to bear;
There is One who will carry it for you;
Just take it to Jesus in prayer.

Refrain

Thro’ the darkness He ever will lead you,
All your burdens the Savior will bear;
He is willing each moment to aid you;
Just take it to Jesus in prayer.

When the tempter assails you, my brother,
At each turn of your path sets a snare;
If you ask Him, the Savior will lead you;
Just take it to Jesus in prayer.

Refrain

When your trials are greatest, my brother,
And you’re almost o’ercome with despair,
There is One who will never forsake you;
Just take to Jesus in prayer.

Refrain

When your battles are ended, my brother,
And the heavenly mansions you share,
You will find you have conquered, my brother,
By going to Jesus in prayer.

Refrain