1 Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
Heed today the Lord’s command,
Find him with his load of trouble,
Offer him a helping hand;
Speak to Him in gentle kindness
Words of sympathy and love,
That a blessed balm of healing
To his bleeding heart may prove.
Oh! this world is full of sadness,
You may share it if you will;
Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
And the law of Christ fulfill.
2 Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
See! he carries it alone!
Hasten to his side and help him,—
It will lighter make thine own;
Weary, fainting, pressed in spirit,
He is ready to despair,—
What if God to him hath measured
Sorrows meant for you to share! [Refrain]
3 Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
Oh! how heavy it may be!
Tho’ he wear no outward token
Of his heart’s deep agony;
Lift his load if but a little,
Lest He fall beneath its weight,
Ere he sink in human weakness,
And thy offer come too late. [Refrain]
4 Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
With his tears commingle thine,
Earth affords no higher mission,
Angels know none more divine;
Go, then, in His loving spirit,
Who hath all thy burdens borne,
Binding up the broken-hearted,
Comforting the souls that mourn. [Refrain]
Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes.
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 >