When the burden is heavy

When the burden is heavy

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the burden is heavy
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Tell the promises over to me



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Inspiring Hymns #d332
International Praise: for the Sunday school and church #92Page Scan
Jubilant Praise: for young people's societies, Sunday Schools, and Church Prayer Meetings #4Page Scan
Ministry in Song #d179
Service in Song #d181
Songs of Evangelism: for revival and evangelistic services; Bible schools, young people's meetings, and all occasions of Christian work and worship #42Page Scan
Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #126Page Scan
Voices of praise: prepared with especial reference to the needs of the Sunday school #2Page Scan
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