We Bear the Strain of Earthly Care

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1 We bear the strain of earthly care,
But bear it not alone;
Beside us walks our brother Christ
And makes our task his own.

2 Through din of market, whirl of wheels,
And thrust of driving trade,
We follow where the Master leads,
Serene and unafraid.

3 The common hopes that make us men
Were his in Galilee;
The tasks he gives are those he gave
Beside the restless sea.

4 Our brotherhood still rests in Him,
The brother of us all,
And o'er the centuries still we hear
The Master's winsome call.

Amen.

Source: The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns #621

Author: Ozora Stearns Davis

Born: Ju­ly 30, 1866, Wheel­ock, Ver­mont. Died: March 15, 1931, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Davis grew up in White Ri­ver Junc­tion, Ver­mont, and by age 15 was an ex­pert tel­e­graph op­er­at­or. He at­tend­ed St. Johns­bu­ry Acad­e­my and grad­u­at­ed from Dart­mouth Coll­ege, Han­o­ver, New Hamp­shire, in 1889. With the aid of a fel­low­ship from Hart­ford The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, he earned a PhD in Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny. He pas­tored in Spring­field, Ver­mont; New­ton­ville, Mas­sa­chu­setts, and New Bri­tain, Con­nec­ti­cut. From 1909-29, he was pres­i­dent of Ch­i­ca­go The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary. In 1927 he be­came Mod­er­at­or of the Na­tion­al Coun­cil of Con… Go to person page >

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First Line: We bear the strain of earthly care
Title: We Bear the Strain of Earthly Care
Author: Ozora Stearns Davis
Meter: 8.6.8.6

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AZMON

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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