Go Bury Thy Sorrow

Go bury thy sorrow

Author: Mary A. Bachelor
Published in 71 hymnals

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1. Go bury thy sorrow, the world hath its share;
Go bury it deeply, go hide it with care.
Go think of it calmly, when curtained by night;
Go tell it to Jesus, and all will be right.

2. Go tell it to Jesus, He knoweth thy grief;
Go tell it to Jesus, He’ll send thee relief;
Go gather the sunshine He sheds on the way:
He’ll lighten thy burden—Go, weary one, pray.

3. Hearts growing aweary with heavier woe
Now droop ’mid the darkness—Go, comfort them, go!
Go bury thy sorrow, let others be blessed;
Go give them the sunshine, tell Jesus the rest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #692

Author: Mary A. Bachelor

Bachelor, Mary A. This is the name which Mr. Sankey gives as the writer of "Go, bury thy sorrow," p. 1566, i. He adds that it originally began, "Bury thy sorrow, hide it with care." It was found by P. P. Bliss in a newspaper, and altered by him for musical reasons. See My Life and Sacred Songs, by I. D. Sankey, 1906. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Go bury thy sorrow
Title: Go Bury Thy Sorrow
Author: Mary A. Bachelor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go and tell Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain


Go, bury thy sorrow, p. 1566, i. In the Notes of Joy, 1869, the original of this hymn, with music by Mrs. J. F. Knapp, is given as "Bury thy sorrow, The world has its share." Possibly the words are also by Mrs. Knapp, but this is not stated as being so, and the authorship is open to doubt. See p. 1609, i.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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