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Leave It to Him

Why art thou sad, O troubled soul

Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Tune: [Why art thou sad, O troubled soul?]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why art thou sad, O troubled soul?
There’s One that makes the wounded whole;
Upon the Lord thy burden roll,
Leave it to him,
Leave it to him.

Leave it to him who knoweth all,
Him who marks the sparrow’s fall,
Who listens to the raven’s call,
Leave it to him,
Leave it to him.

2 However dark thy path may be,
Tho’ trials deep may come to thee,
He rules on high thy destiny:
Leave it to him,
Leave it to him. [Refrain]

3 He cannot fail to lead thee right,
To turn to day thy darkest night,
And flood from heav’n thy path with light;
Leave it to him,
Leave it to him. [Refrain]

4 He wipes the tears from sorrow’s eyes,
He calms to peace heartbroken sighs,
And points thee upward to the skies;
Leave it to him,
Leave it to him. [Refrain]

5 Sure He who sets the mountain fast,
When all earth's clouds are overpast,
Will justify His ways at last;
Leave it to him,
Leave it to him. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #45

Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin

Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy. Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why art thou sad, O troubled soul
Title: Leave It to Him
Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Refrain First Line: Leave it to him who knoweth all
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of the Century #45

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Triumphant Praises #148

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