1 Jesus will carry your burdens,
Pray’rfullyask, ask him today;
He will give rest to the weary,
And guide ev’ry step of the way.
Cast ev’ry burden on him,
Cast on him ev’ry care!
If you will trust his grace,
Ev’ry burden he gladly will bear;
Why carry burdens alone,
Why in helplessness fall?
Jesus is ready to help you,
He freely will bear them all.
2 All who are crushed by their sorrow,
Each soul that needs hope and relief;
Tell ev’ry woe to the Savior,
For he was acquainted with grief. [Refrain]
3 Jesus will carry your burden,
Wondrously cleanse, cleanse from all sin,
If you believe him and love him,
Great joy you will have from within. [Refrain]
Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns.
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 >