1 Cast thy burden on the Lord,
Only lean upon His Word;
Thou wilt soon have cause to bless
His eternal faithfulness.
2 He sustains thee by His hand,
He enables thee to stand;
Those whom Jesus once hath loved
From His grace are never moved.
3 Human counsels come to naught;
That shall stand which God hath wrought;
His compassion, love, and power,
Are the same for evermore.
4 Heaven and earth may pass away,
God’s free grace shall not decay;
He hath promised to fulfill
All the pleasure of His will.
5 Jesus, Guardian of Thy flock,
Be Thyself our constant Rock;
Make us, by Thy powerful hand,
Strong as Zion’s mountain stand.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
|First Line:||Cast thy burden on the Lord, Only lean upon His word|
|Title:||Cast Thy Burden on the Lord|
|Source:||Rowland Hill's Psalms and Hymns, 1783; mod.|
R. Hill's text, 1783. Cast thy burden on the Lord, Only lean upon His word; Thou wilt soon have cause to bless His eternal faithfulness. He sustains thee by His hand; He enables thee to stand; Those whom Jesus once hath lov'd, From His grace are never mov'd. Human counsels come to nought; That shall stand which God hath wrought; His compassion, love and power Are the same for evermore. Heaven and earth may pass away, God's free grace shall not He hath promised to fulfil All the pleasure of His will. Jesus, Guardian of Thy flock, Be Thyself our constant Rock; Make us by Thy powerful hand Strong as Sion's mountain stand. G. Rawson's text, 1853. Cast thy burden on the Lord, Only lean upon His word; Thou shalt soon find cause to bless His eternal faithfulness. Wouldst thou know thyself a child? Is thy proud heart reconciled? Is it humbled to the dust, Full of awe and full of trust? Dost thou not rejoice with fear? Never be high-minded here; Heed not what the tempter saith, Cling to Christ in lowly faith. Fear not, then, in every storm There shall come the Master's form; Cheering voice and present aid— "It is I, be not afraid." He will hold thee with His hand, And enable thee to stand; His compassion, love, and power Are the same for evermore.By comparing the portions in italics in each of the above it will be seen, stanzas i. and v. of the 1853 text are from Rowland Hill, 1783; and stanzas ii., iii. and iv. are by G. Rawson. In some hymnals, specially in America, alterations are introduced into the 1853 text, as for instance in the Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, and others. The extent of these and other alterations may be gathered by comparing any given text with those above. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #493||Cast thy burden on the Lord||Cast thy burden on the Lord||George Rawson||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #761||Cast Thy Burden on the Lord||Cast thy burden on the Lord||MERCY||Rowland Hill||77.77||<cite>Psalms and Hymns</cite>, 1783|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #673||Cast Your Burden on the Lord||Cast your burden on the Lord||MERCY||22.214.171.124.||Psalm 55||1990||The Christian Life | Trust in God; Christ | Rock; God | Faithfulness of; God | Immutability of||Rowland Hill's <i>Psalms and Hymns, </i>1783; mod.|