Lighten another's care

Jesus commands you to go today

Author: J. Owen Long
Tune: [Jesus commands you to go today]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Jesus commands you to go today
And lighten another’s care;
Point them to Him as the Light, the Way,
He’ll always the burden share.

Lighten a care,
Tell Him in prayer;
Jesus sends happiness everywhere,
And lightens His children’s care.

2. Jesus will give you the victor’s power,
So lighten another’s care;
Give you a blessing each coming hour
And help you the cross to bear. [Refrain]

3. Draw from the fountain of boundless grace,
And lighten another’s care;
Walk in the light of the Savior’s face,
Inherit a mansion fair [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3759

Author: J. Owen Long

Early 20th Century We have little data on long, except that one of his songs, dated 1906, was dedicated "to my co-laborer, Evangelist G. B. Fadeley." Lyrics: Always Be Kind to Mother Awake, Arise Ye Sons of Men Bells of Heaven Are Ringing, The Brother, the Savior Invites You Come and Join Our Happy Band Come, Weary Soul, by Sin Oppressed Easter Lilies Whisper Sweet, The Every Flower Has a Message Sweet Hail, Hail the King Who Came Down Hail the King Hark, the Glad Bells Have You Looked in the Highways and Hedges? I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say If There’s Sunlight in Your Soul I’m Happy in the Savior’s Love Is Your Soul by Sin Oppressed? Leave Th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus commands you to go today
Title: Lighten another's care
Author: J. Owen Long
Refrain First Line: Lighten a care
Copyright: Public Domain


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