Rolling Every Burden On the Lord

Close to Jesus I'll abide

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Close to Jesus I'll abide]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Close to Jesus I’ll abide,
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord, on the Lord;
Linger by his blessed side,
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord!

Chorus:
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord!
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord!
He will us sustain,
Give eternal gain,—
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord!

2 For the passing need he’ll care,
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord, on the Lord;
Full provision, royal fare,
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord! [Chorus]

3 Well he knows what time will bring,
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord, on the Lord;
Over all he reigneth King,
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord! [Chorus]

4 O what blessing now is mine,
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord, on the Lord;
Pardon, peace, and joy Divine!
Rolling ev’ry burden on the Lord! [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #147

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Close to Jesus I'll abide
Title: Rolling Every Burden On the Lord
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Rolling every burden on the Lord

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