Sometimes our hearts are burdened with grief

Author: John S. Norris
Tune: [Sometimes our hearts are burdened with grief]
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1 Sometimes our hearts are burdened with grief,
Weary, and faint, and sad;
Where shall we go to find sweet relief?
Who then can make us glad?

Call upon the Lord,
Trust His sacred word,
Never was a friend so true,
He’ll dispel our fears,
He’ll dry all our tears,
If His works we do.

2 Sometimes the skies are dark overhead,
Silent is ev’ry song;
Who then shall bring us joys that have fled?
Who then can right the wrong? [Refrain]

3 Sometimes the road is rugged and steep,
Dangers before us lie;
Oh! for a friend to help and to keep,
One that is ever nigh. [Refrain]

4 Sometimes the friends we so dearly love,
Pass from our sight away;
Oh! how we long to meet them above,
Where shines eternal day. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #126

Author: John S. Norris

Rv John Samuel Norris United Kingdom/USA 1844-1907. Born at West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK, he emigrated to the US when young and attended school in Canada. He was ordained a Methodist minister in Oshawa, ON, in 1868. Over the next decade he pastored at churches in Canada, NY, and WI. He switched to the Congregationalist denomination in 1878, serving churches in Mondovi, Shullsburg, and Hixton, WI, and Grand Rapids, MI. From 1882 -1901 he held pastorates at Ames, Webster City, Parkersburg, Peterson, and Tripoli, IA.. He died in Chicago, IL. John Perry Go to person page >

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First Line: Sometimes our hearts are burdened with grief
Title: Sometimes
Author: John S. Norris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Call upon the Lord
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Herald in Song #126

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