A personal Savior

Your burden is heavy, your path

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Your burden is heavy, your pathway is drear]
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1 Your burden is heavy, your pathway is drear,
And vainly you seek for comfort and cheer;
Your heart is oppressed and beclouded with fear,—
A personal Savior is just what you need.

Refrain:
Just what you need, just what you need—
A friend who is mindful, who cares for His won,
Who never will leave you in sorrow alone,—
A personal Savior is just what you need.

2 In search of the pleasures of earth you have strayed,
And, lost in the dark, your soul is afraid;
You want to live better, yet still are dismayed,,—
A personal Savior is just what you need. [Refrain]

3 The path you have trod was a highway of care,
That led you away from all that was fair;
Sin promised you much, but the end is despair,—
A personal Savior is just what you need. [Refrain]

4 Let Jesus befriend you, Oh, soul of unrest,
A refuge is He for all the oppressed;
And they who rely upon Him shall be blest,—
A personal Savior is just what you need. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #130

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 >

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First Line: Your burden is heavy, your path
Title: A personal Savior
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Just what you need
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