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'Tis a world of temptation

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1 'Tis a world of temptation, of trial and care;
The helpless and weary we meet on the way;
There is need of your service, of labor and prayer,
Then lighten the burden of someone today.

Lighten the burden of someone today,
Give of your blessing to gladden the way;
Ask Jesus to help you, and work as you pray,
To lighten the burden of someone today.

2 Weary not in well-doing; in grace ever grow;
Have faith, for the fruit of your labors repay!
Do not hope at the seed-time the harvest to know,
But lighten the burden of someone today. [Chorus]

3 Tho' but one humble talent is given to you,
Your strength is in Him: He is with you for aye;
He will bless ev'ry deed that for others you do,
Then lighten the burden of someone today. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #116

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis a world of temptation
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Copyright: Public Domain


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