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Rest thee by the way

Take up, take up thy burden

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Take up, take up thy burden]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Take up, take up thy burden,
Why weary should’st thou be?
Far greater were the trials
Thy Saviour bore for thee.

Lean thou on him for comfort,
Whose gentle voice will say,
“There’s rest beside the fountain;”
Go, rest thee by the way.

2 Take up, take up thy burden
Of duty, toil and care,
And if its weight oppress thee,
Then find relief in prayer. [Refrain]

3 Take up, take up thy burden
Of sorrow if ‘tis thine;
Thro’ clouds that seem the darkest
The brightest beams will shine. [Refrain]

4 Yes, bear thy burden meekly
Till God shall lay it down,
And thou for faithful service
From him receive thy crown. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #10

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Take up, take up thy burden
Title: Rest thee by the way
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Lean thou on him for comfort