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While bearing my burden in sadness

While bearing my burden in sadness

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [While bearing my burden in sadness]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 While bearing my burden in sadness—
For stony and dark was the way,
My Saviour turned grieving to gladness,
I heard Him so tenderly say:

“My grace is sufficient for thee,
My grace is sufficient for thee;
My strength is made perfect in weakness,
My grace is sufficient for thee.”

2 ‘Tis blessed to rest in His caring;
His wonderful love He’ll display;
‘Twill lighten the cross I am bearing,
When still I can hear Jesus say:[Refrain]

3 To others I tell the sweet story,
“Come, trust in the Saviour today;
Until we behold Him in glory,”
O listen! to you He will say: [Refrain]

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #259

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: While bearing my burden in sadness
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: My grace is sufficient for thee



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d138

Hosannas, a Superior Collection ... #d142

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Victorious Life Hymns #259

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