Jesus has lifted the load

The trusting heart to Jesus clings

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The trusting heart to Jesus clings]
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1 The trusting heart to Jesus clings,
Nor any ill forbodes,
But at the cross of Calv'ry sings,
Praise God for lifted loads!

Singing I go along life's road,
Praising the Lord, praising the Lord,
Singing I go along life's road,
For Jesus has lifted my load.

2 The passing days bring many cares,
"Fear not," I hear him say,
And when my fears are turned to prayers,
The burdens slip away. [Chorus]

3 He tells me of my Father's love,
And never slumb'ring eye;
My everlasting King above
Will all my needs supply. [Chorus]

4 When to the throne of grace I flee,
I find the promise true,
The mighty arms upholding me
Will bear my burdens too. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #160

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 >

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First Line: The trusting heart to Jesus clings
Title: Jesus has lifted the load
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Singing I go along life's road



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