Call and I Will Answer

Dost thou bear a heavy burden

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Dost thou bear a heavy burden]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Dost thou bear a heavy burden,
Knowing not what yet may be?
In perplexity, O listen
To the voice that speaks to thee.

Call upon Me, I will answer;
I will show thee mighty things.
From the throne of Love Eternal,
Lo, the wondrous message rings.

2 Is the pathway dim before thee?
Dost thou fear to walk alone?
Fear thou not, for God will show thee
What before thou hast not known. [Refrain]

3 In the conflict dost thou falter?
Look to Him, thy conquering king;
In His name thou, too, shalt conquer,
And the song of triumph sing. [Refrain]

4 In thy day of joy, victorious,
Or the hour when strength is weak,
When thy life is near the nightfall,
Hark, for God the Lord will speak. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14572

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dost thou bear a heavy burden
Title: Call and I Will Answer
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Call upon me, I will answer
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #14572
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