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Ah my heart was heavy laden, Burdened and distressed

Ah my heart was heavy laden, Burdened and distressed

Author: Josephine Querns
Tune: [Ah! my heart was heavy-laden]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Ah! my heart was heavy-laden,
Burdened and distressed;
When I heard the Saviour saying,
“Come unto me and rest.”

Blessed, blessed words of Jesus,
Blessed words of love;
Spoken to the weary sinner,
By the Lord above.

2 “I will carry all your burdens,
Lean thou upon me;”
Thus I heard the Saviour saying,
Words that set me free. [Refrain]

3 Take my yoke just now upon you,
Seek to learn the right;
For my yoke is very easy,
And my load is light. [Refrain]

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #83

Author: Josephine Querns

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Text Information

First Line: Ah my heart was heavy laden, Burdened and distressed
Author: Josephine Querns
Refrain First Line: Blessed, blessed words of Jesus
Publication Date: 1896
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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