681. How Gentle God's Commands

1 How gentle God's commands,
how kind his precepts are!
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,
and trust his constant care.

2 While Providence supports,
let saints securely dwell;
that hand, which bears all nature up,
shall guide his children well.

3 Why should this anxious load
press down your weary mind?
Haste to your heav'nly Father's throne,
and sweet communion find.

4 His goodness stands approved,
down to the present day;
I'll drop my burden at his feet,
and bear a song away.

Text Information
First Line: How gentle God's commands
Title: How Gentle God's Commands
Author: Philip Doddridge (1755)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: S.M.
Scripture: Matthew 11:30
Topic: The Christian Life: Trust in God; God: Compassion of; Works of Providence
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Hans G. Nägeli, 1773-1836
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1845)
Meter: S.M.
Key: F Major

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