Laboring and heavy laden

Representative Text

1 Laboring and heavy laden,
Wanting help in time of need,
Fainting by the way from hunger,
"Bread of life!" on Thee we feed.

2 Thirsting for the springs of waters
That, by love's eternal law,
From the stricken rock are flowing,
"Well of life!" from Thee we draw.

3 In the land of cloud and shadow,
Where no human eye can see,
Light to those who sit in darkness,
"Light of life!" we walk in Thee.

4 Thou the grace of life supplying,
Thou the crown of life wilt give;
Dead to sin, and daily dying,
"Life of life!" in Thee we live.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #516

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Laboring and heavy laden, Wanting help in time of need
Title: Laboring and heavy laden
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Language: English



STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

Go to tune page >





Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
Page Scan

Glorious Things in Sacred Song for use in Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings #49

Hymn Service No.3 #d47

Page Scan

Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #732

Page Scan

Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #732

Page Scan

Luther League Hymnal #221

Page Scan

Poems and Hymns of Dawn #146

Page Scan

Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #23

TextPage Scan

The Lutheran Hymnary #516

Page Scan

The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #791

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us