Scripture Verse

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


William P. Merrill

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

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

Richard C. Trench


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?