What a Savior

We lay our burdens, All down at Jesus' feet

Author: Anthony J. Showalter
Tune: [We lay our burdens]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 We lay our burdens all down at Jesus’ feet,
And at His bidding find peace and rest so sweet.

O what a Savior! O what a friend is He!
On Calv’ry’s mountain He died to set us free.

2 No more we wander in sin’s destructive road;
Jesus, the mighty, has lifted that great load. [Refrain]

3 We now can praise Him, our only hope is He;
Within Him in glory we’ll spend eternity. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12985

Author: Anthony J. Showalter

Anthony Johnson Showalter USA 1858-1924/ Born in Cherry Grove, VA, he became an organist, gospel music composer, author, teacher, editor, and publisher. He was taught by his father and in 1876 received training at the Ruebush-Kieffer School of Music, Dayton, VA. He also attended George Root’s National Normal school at Erie, PA, and Dr Palmer’s International Normal at Meadville, PA. He was teaching music in shape note singing schools by age 14. He taught literary school at age 19, and normal music schools at age 22, when he also published his first book. In 1881 he married Lucy Carolyn (Callie) Walser of TX, and they had seven children: Tennie, Karl, Essie, Jennie, Lena, Margaret, and Nellie. At age 23 he published his “Harmo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We lay our burdens, All down at Jesus' feet
Title: What a Savior
Author: Anthony J. Showalter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O what a Savior
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12985
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