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The bearer of burdens

O why should we sink

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [The Bearer of Burdens]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, why should we sink ‘neath our burdens,
So weary and sad and distressed?
When Jesus has offered to bear them,
And promised to give us his rest.

Refrain:
Christ is the Bearer of burdens for me;
On him all my sorrows I roll;
He giveth the joy of this presence to be
The comforting peace of my soul.

2 No longer need trials oppress us,
Their chafing forever may cease;
For Christ took them with him to Calv’ry,
He, Lamb of atonement, our Peace. [Refrain]

3 Our hearts shall rejoice in his mercy,
And rest in the pow’r of his might;
He promised his yoke should be easy;
His burden, he said, should be light. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #68

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

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) See also Mrs. Frank A. Breck. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O why should we sink
Title: The bearer of burdens
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Chirst is the bearer of burdens
Copyright: Public Domain

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His Worthy Praise #68

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