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After the Burden and Heat of the Day

In the burden and heat of the wearisome day

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [In the burden and heat of the wearisome day]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 In the burden and heat of the wearisome day,
Ye are toiling ye children of men;
But the work will be done at the setting of sun,
And the Master will come for you then.

O be glad as you labor and time weareth on,
For the word of the Master is peace,
In the joy of your Lord
Shall be endless reward,
And the toil and the tumult shall cease.

2 In the hour of your sorrow, in sickness and pain,
Look above where the light shineth clear;
There are songs in the night for the children of light,
For the loving Redeemer is near. [Refrain]

3 When the struggle is hard and the way seemeth long,
And the loneliness bitter to bear;
Ever close to your side is your Saviour and guide,
At the end of the road it is fair. [Refrain]

4 And the end of the road, at the portals of light,
You will learn why the way was so long;
If the joy of the Lord shall be then your reward,
Let him now be your strength and your song. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #51

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: In the burden and heat of the wearisome day
Title: After the Burden and Heat of the Day
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: O be glad as you labor and time weareth on
Publication Date: 1908
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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