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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.

Refrain:
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

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Crowning Day No. 3 #36

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The Sacred Hymnal #157

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