Scripture Verse

Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Sun­lit Songs, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1890), num­ber 47. Some hymn­als give the au­thor as Sal­lie Smith, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Phar­es John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Go to thy Sav­ior, O sad and op­pressed,
Pillow thy head on His kind, lov­ing breast;
Never a tri­al but Je­sus can feel,
Never a sor­row His love will not heal.


He was af­flict­ed and trou­bled as thou;
Go to thy Sav­ior, He call­eth thee now;
Go with thy bur­den, what­ev­er it be;
Jesus will ten­der­ly share it with thee.

Hast thou temp­ta­tions? He know­eth them all,
Seeth thy tears, like the rain­drops that fall;
Hast thou been watch­ing while oth­ers have slept?
Over thy spir­it a watch He has kept.


Art thou dis­cour­aged thy la­bor to see
Yielding no fruit of re­joic­ing for thee?
Weary of sow­ing thy seed on the plain,
Waiting the har­vest and reap­ing in vain.


Leave to the Sav­ior the work thou hast wrought,
Think not thy seed has been scat­tered for naught;
Jesus has guard­ed each blade as it grew,
He has re­freshed it with sun­light and dew.