Scripture Verse

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2


Henry W. Baker (1821–1877)

Words: Hen­ry W. Bak­er, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861.

Music: St. Mi­chael me­lo­dy by Lou­is Bour­geois in the French Ge­ne­van Psal­ter, 1551. Adapt­ed by Will­iam Crotch in his Psalm Tunes, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William Crotch (1775–1847)


O praise our God to­day,
His con­stant mercy bless,
Whose love hath helped us on our way,
And grant­ed us suc­cess.

His arm the strength im­parts
Our dai­ly toil to bear;
His grace alone in­spires our hearts
Each oth­er’s load to share.

O hap­pi­est work be­low,
Earnest of joy above,
To sweet­en ma­ny a cup of woe
By deeds of ho­ly love!

Lord, may it be our choice
This bless­èd rule to keep,
Rejoice with them that do re­joice,
And weep with them that weep.