There are burdens to be lightened

Representative Text

1 There are burdens to be lightened every day;
There are sad hearts to be brightened every day;
Shall the burdens be made light?
Shall the sad hearts be made bright?
O the answer is for us to say!

Refrain:
Shall the world be made the better for our having journeyed here?
Shall the world be made the brighter day by day and year by year?
To the Promised Day of gladness shall the nation soon draw near?
O the answer is for us to say!

2 There are seeds of love to scatter by the way;
There are souls to win from Satan’s stern array;
Shall the seeds of love be sown?
Shall the souls for Christ be won?
O the answer is for us to say! [Refrain]

3 There are those who in the paths of darkness stray;
Knowing not the brightness of the Heav’nly way;
Shall their feet be led aright
From the darkness to the light?
O the answer is for us to say! [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #63

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are burdens to be lightened
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: Shall the world be made the better

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Uplifted Voices #63

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