When heavy my burden, and life seemeth drear

When heavy my burden, and life seemeth drear

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When heavy my burden, and life seemeth drear]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 When heavy my burden, and life seemeth drear,
When thorns are before me and storm-clouds above,
What comfort it gives me, what courage and cheer,
To know I am safe in his wonderful love.

Refrain:
Safe in his love, his wonderful love;
Guarded each day by my Saviour above;
I’ve nothing to fear while journeying here;
I’m safe in his love, his wonderful love.

2 When waters of sorrow sweep over my soul,
When striveth the tempter my faith to remove,
O then how it helps me my heart to control,
To know I am safe in his wonderful love. [Refrain]

3 Completely to Jesus myself I resign,
And nothing shall cause me unfaithful to prove;
I’ll follow my Saviour thro’ shadow or shine,
Assured that I’m safe in his wonderful love. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #54

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When heavy my burden, and life seemeth drear
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Safe in his love, his wonderful love

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Songs for All #54

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Songs of Love Divine #54

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