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Lord, Take the Burden

Christine Monson, voice and piano
Christine Monson


In the scriptures it is said of a particular group of people who were being severely oppressed by a group of hateful people that "The Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease; and He did make their burdens light, that they could not even feel them upon their backs."  This story forms backdrop for the words of this song, which I composed in summer 2013, feeling some heavy burdens that I needed the Lord's help in bearing.  And as I wrote it, I realized that He is also bearing our burdens, when we partner with Him.  Sometimes He helps us grow by letting us bear more of the load than others, sometimes He eases the burden so we cannot feel it upon our backs.  But always, He is the one who bears, who even loves, the burden, because of His mission for us--to atone for our sins and bear our infirmities and lead us back to our Father in Heaven.  And He relieves our burden in just the way He wants according to His will and time for our greatest growth. 


Some burdens He takes, some He lets remain,

Some He will lighten so we cannot feel the pain,

With some He makes us stronger so we can’t feel them on our backs,

But no matter how He relieves them, this is what I ask.


Lord, carry the burden, please bear the load.

I’m humbly weak (or very tired, I don’t have answers, etc.), I can’t do it all alone.

No matter how He relives them, His will is for my best,

So Lord, carry the burden, and in Thee I’ll find rest 


Sometimes He sends others to help lift the load we bear,

Sometimes it is a miracle that delivers us from our care,

Sometimes it’s tender mercies, just enough to get us through,

Till He will lift it from our backs, when our faith He’s proved.



Cause I know that He carried every burden we may feel,

Weighed down with the load we bear, He descended below all.

He knows all we are, all we feel, so that He can mercy give

What we need to endure the task, unitedly yoked with Him…


But sometimes even with Him there, the journey seems so long,

The pain grows sore, the load intense; I’m barely hanging on.

When I want to give in, Please, Father, mercy send.

I know Thy Son’s endured it all, He’ll help me to the end, as we


Carry the burden, and bear the load,

He’ll give the strength I need, cause I just don’t have no more,

I give Him the burden, as together we share the burden,


As He carries the burden and bears the load,

Sometimes He even carries me, cause I can’t do it no more,

With him by my side, I can bear all things, His will is for my best.

He carries the burden, He shares the burden, Relieves the burden, and takes the burden,

Through it all, He bears the burden, He feels the burden, He loves the burden, and in Him I find rest. 

Lord, carry the burden, in Thee I find rest. 




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