Scripture Verse

A Savior, and a great one. Isaiah 19:20

Introduction

Words: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 77.

Music: Mehl­ville An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904), num­ber 77 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anthony J. Showalter
1858–1924

Lyrics

We lay our bur­dens
All down at Je­sus’ feet,
And at His bid­ding
Find peace and rest so sweet.

Refrain

O what a Sav­ior!
O what a friend is He!
On Calv’ry’s moun­tain
He died to set us free.

No more we wan­der
In sin’s de­struct­ive road;
Jesus, the migh­ty,
Has lift­ed that great load.

Refrain

We now can praise Him,
Our on­ly hope is He;
Within Him in glo­ry
We’ll spend eter­ni­ty.

Refrain