Scripture Verse

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. Psalm 55:22


William P. Merrill (1867–1954)

Words: Ri­chard C. Trench, cir­ca 1856. Ar­ranged by Will­iam P. Mer­rill, 1907.

Music: Ffigys­bren Welsh hymn tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

Richard C. Trench (1807–1886)


Lord, what a change within us one short hour
Spent in Thy presence will prevail to make;
What heavy burdens from our bo­soms take,
What parchèd fields refresh as with a shower!

We kneel, and all around us seems to low­er;
We rise, and all, the distant and the near,
Stands forth in sunny outline, brave and clear;
We kneel, how weak; we rise, how full of power.

Why should we ever weak or heart­less be,
Why are we ever overborne with care,
Anxious or troubled, when with us is pray­er,
And joy, and strength, and courage are with Thee?