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66. How Gentle God's Commands

1 How gentle God's commands,
how kind his precepts are!
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,
and trust his constant care.

2 Beneath his watchful eye,
his saints securely dwell;
that hand which bears all nature up
shall guide his children well.

3 Why should this anxious load
press down your weary mind?
Haste to your heav'nly Father's throne,
and sweet refreshment find.

4 His goodness stands approved,
down to the present day;
I'll drop my burden at his feet,
and bear a song away.

Text Information
First Line: How gentle God's commands
Title: How Gentle God's Commands
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: SM
Scripture: Psalm 55:22; Matthew 11:28; 1 John 5:3
Topic: Full of Grace and Truth
Language: English
Notes: Alternative tune: DENNIS, 408
Tune Information
Name: ST. GEORGE
Composer: H. J. Gauntlett (1852)
Meter: SM
Key: B♭ Major



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