561. 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 While Providence supports,
Let 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: How gentle God's commands
Author: Philip Doddridge (1755)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: S. M.
Scripture: Matthew 11:30
Topic: Burdens; Christian Life: Trust in God; God: Compassion of (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DENNIS
Composer: Hans G. Nägeli
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1845)
Meter: S. M.
Key: F Major or modal



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