Whatsoever burden presses on thy heart

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Whatsoever burden presses on thy heart]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Whatsoever burden presses on thy heart,
Take it to thy Saviour, he will peace impart,
Whatsoever sorrow, whatsoever fear,
Take it to thy Saviour, he will help and cheer.

Whosoever cometh all the power may know
Of each “whatsoever,” and its fulness show.
Oh, the love of Jesus! Oh, his grace divine!
Kingdom, power and glory, Lord, be ever thine.

2 Whatsoever plea thou bringest in his name,
Oh, the precious promise, through all years the same!
Whatsoever plea, according to his will,
Pray, the Father hears thee, and will answer still. [Chorus]

3 Whatsoever work thy hand may find to do
For our loving Master, service good and true,
Faithful be and earnest; “do it with thy might,”
Work while sunshine lingers, soon will come the night. [Chorus]

4 Whatsoever bidding find we in his word,
Whatsoever precept of our blessed Lord,
He who giveth ever strength as needs each day
Surely he will make us able to obey. [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #61

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whatsoever burden presses on thy heart
Title: Whatsoever
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Whosoever cometh all the power may know
Copyright: Public Domain



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