1 Have you any burdens, have you any grief?
Take them all to Jesus, He will give relief;
Jesus knows the trouble when the teardrops start,
He can see the secret hidden in your heart.
Take your troubles to Jesus, weary and oppressed,
Take your troubles to Jesus, burdened and distressed;
Take your troubles to Jesus, He will give you rest,
You will find a blessing,
Take your troubles to Him.
2 You can find a blessing, there is joy complete,
Living in His presence, sitting at His feet;
In His glorious sunlight, clouds will disappear,
And the sky is brighter when the Lord is near. [Refrain]
3 Do your friends grow weary with your tale of woe,
Do you feel forsaken ev’rywhere you go?
There is One who loves you, hear His loving call,
Tell Him all your troubles He will bear them all. [Refrain]
4 Do not feel discouraged, you need not despair,
Jesus waits to bless you at the place of pray’r;
There in sweet communion comfort you will find,
Hope and peace eternal for your troubled mind. [Refrain]
Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles.
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Display Title: Take Your Troubles to JesusFirst Line: Have you any burdens, have you any griefTune Title: [Have you any burdens, have you any grief]Author: Alfred H. AckleyDate: 1921Subject: Christ | Friend and Helper; Peace and Rest |