Spreading the Message

Making the burdens of weary ones lighter

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Making the burdens of weary ones lighter]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Making the burdens of weary ones lighter,
And pointing the lost ones to Jesus above,
Making the pathway of troubled hearts brighter,
We’re spreading the message of mercy and love.

Daily, hourly,
Spreading the message of mercy and love;
Gladly, freely,
Helping our Savior above.

2 Keeping the cross of our Master before us,
Reflecting the light of his glorified face,
Waving his standard unceasingly o’er us,
We’re telling the world of his soul-saving grace. [Refrain]

3 Foes may assail us and tempests may sweep us,
And billows roll over us day after day;
Sure that our Savior will guard us and keep us,
We’ll labor for him till he calls us away. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #91

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

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First Line: Making the burdens of weary ones lighter
Title: Spreading the Message
Author: James Rowe
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices #91

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