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Go Bury Thy Sorrow

Go bury thy sorrow

Author: Mary A. Bachelor
Tune: [Go bury thy sorrow] (Bliss)
Published in 80 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Go bury thy sorrow;
The world hath its share;
Go bury it deeply,
Go hide it with care;
Go think of it calmly
When curtained by night;
Go tell it to Jesus,
And all will be right.

2 Go tell it to Jesus;
He knoweth thy grief;
Go tell it to Jesus;
He'll send thee relief;
Go gather the sunshine
He sheds on the way;
He'll lighten thy burden;
Go, weary one, pray.

3 Hearts growing a weary
With heavier woe,
Now droop 'mid the darkness:
Go comfort them, go!
Go bury thy sorrows,
Let others be blest;
Go give them the sunshine,
Tell Jesus the rest.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1372

Author: Mary A. Bachelor

Bachelor, Mary A. This is the name which Mr. Sankey gives as the writer of "Go, bury thy sorrow," p. 1566, i. He adds that it originally began, "Bury thy sorrow, hide it with care." It was found by P. P. Bliss in a newspaper, and altered by him for musical reasons. See My Life and Sacred Songs, by I. D. Sankey, 1906. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >


Go, bury thy sorrow, p. 1566, i. In the Notes of Joy, 1869, the original of this hymn, with music by Mrs. J. F. Knapp, is given as "Bury thy sorrow, The world has its share." Possibly the words are also by Mrs. Knapp, but this is not stated as being so, and the authorship is open to doubt. See p. 1609, i.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Small Church Music #5951


Small Church Music #6048


The Cyber Hymnal #692

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