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Jesus bears you on his heart

Is your life aweary, are you tempted to despair

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Does your life seem dreary, are you tempted to despair]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Does your life seem dreary, are you tempted to despair?
Is the burden heavy you must bear?
Is your soul deprived of all that’s beautiful and fair?
Jesus bears you on His heart.

Jesus bears you on His heart,
He will strength divine impart;
Look to Him believing,
Peace and joy receiving:
Jesus bears you on His heart.

2 Does it sometimes seem that you must suffer all alone?
Are you in the fiery furnace thrown?
For your deeds of mercy is unkindness often shown?
Jesus bears you on His heart. [Refrain]

3 Have you laid away a dear one in the darksome grave,
Giving back to God what once He gave?
Safely rest upon His bosom who is strong to save;
Jesus bears you on His heart. [Refrain]

4 Mindful of our needs, a kind, unerring Friend is He,
For He loves his own unceasingly;
In the hour of darkness to His arms unfailing flee;
Jesus bears you on His heart. [Refrain]

5 Whatsoe’er your trial, do not doubt that some glad day
Every earthly pain will pass away;
Leave them all with One who hears His children when they pray;
Jesus bears you on His heart. [Refrain]

Source: Favorite Gospel Songs #23

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Is your life aweary, are you tempted to despair
Title: Jesus bears you on his heart
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: Jesus bears you on His heart



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Favorite Gospel Songs #23

Full Gospel Songs #45

Gospel Quintet Songs #d85

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Great Gospel Songs #74

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New Songs of the Old Faith #38

Revival Flame, Bosworth Campaign Special #d59

Revival Praise. Erickson Campaign Special #d48

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