God knows what is best

'Tis hard to bear the heavy load

Author: George P. Hott
Tune: [‘Tis hard to bear the heavy load]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Tis hard to bear the heavy load,
To walk alone the dreary road,
Whil’st others reap the grain we sowed,
But God knows what is best.

He knows, He knows just what is best,
I tell Him all my heart’s unrest,
While to His bosom fondly pressed,
For God knows what is best.

2 The vanities of earth I sought,
Its pleasures to my heart I brought,
But all my spirit sadly taught
That God knows what is best. [Refrain]

3 My heart would quit the toilsome way,
Nor with the earthly longer stay.
I long to bask in endless day;
But God knows what is best. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #36

Author: George P. Hott

20th Century Hott, a minister in the United Brethren Church, was Principal of Shenandoah Collegiate Institute (now Shenandoah University), Winchester, Virginia (1887-96). His works include: Christ the Teacher (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1900) --www.hymntime.com… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis hard to bear the heavy load
Title: God knows what is best
Author: George P. Hott
Refrain First Line: He knows, he knows just what is best
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #322

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Crowning Day No. 3 #36

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The Sacred Hymnal #157

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