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Cast Thy Burden on the Lord

Weary pilgrim on life's pathway

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Tune: [Weary pilgrim on life's pathway]
Published in 22 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Weary pilgrim on life's pathway
Struggling on beneath thy load
Hear these words of consolation,
"Cast thy burden on the Lord."

Cast thy burden on the Lord!
Cast thy burden on the Lord,
And He will strengthen thee, sustain and comfort thee
Cast thy burden on the Lord.

2 Are thy tired feet unsteady?
Does thy lamp no light afford?
Is thy cross too great and heavy?
"Cast thy burden on the Lord." [Refrain]

3 Are the ties of friendship severed?
Hushed the voices fondly heard?
Breaks thy heart with weight of anguish?
"Cast thy burden on the Lord." [Refrain]

4 Does thy heart with faintness falter?
Does thy mind forget His word?
Does thy strength succumb to weakness?
"Cast thy burden on the Lord." [Refrain]

5 He will hold thee up from falling;
He will guide thy steps aright;
He will strengthen each endeavor;
He will keep thee by His might. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #89

Author: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary pilgrim on life's pathway
Title: Cast Thy Burden on the Lord
Author: William J. Kirkpatrick
Refrain First Line: Cast thy burden on the Lord
Publication Date: 1875
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)
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Crowning glory no. 2 #63

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Finest of the Wheat Male Chorus #95

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Living Hymns #149

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On Joyful Wing #149

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Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #82

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Redemption songs #32

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Sacred Trio #32

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Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #133

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Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #17

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Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s17

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Temple Trio #149

The Canadian Hymnal #d320

The Canadian Hymnal #d395

The Canadian Hymnal #d397

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d391

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The Emory Hymnal #149

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The Finest of the Wheat #130

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The New Canadian Hymnal #229

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #89

The Praise #d316

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The Sacred Trio #32

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