12192. Bear The Burden Of The Present

1 Bear the burden of the present,
Let the morrow bear its own;
If the morning sky be pleasant,
Why the coming night bemoan?

2 If the darkened heavens lower,
Wrap thy cloak around thy form;
Though the tempest rise in power,
God is mightier than the storm.

3 Steadfast faith and hope unshaken
Animate the trusting breast;
Step by step the journey’s taken
Nearer to the land of rest.

4 All unseen, the Master walketh
By the toiling servant’s side:
Comfort in the words He speaketh,
While His hands uphold and guide.

5 Grief, nor pain, nor any sorrow
Rends thy breast to Him unknown;
He today and He tomorrow
Grace sufficient gives His own.

6 Holy strivings nerve and strengthen,
Long endurance wins the crown:
When the evening shadows lengthen,
Thou shalt lay the burden down.

Text Information
First Line: Bear the burden of the present
Title: Bear The Burden Of The Present
Author: Thomas MacKellar (alt.)
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Coles Stebbins, 1848-1945
Meter: 87.87
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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