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Lay Your Burden

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Song based on Matthew 11:28-30: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. "
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Your feet are dusty and your legs are tired and sore,
And yet the road climbs steeper still.
Your throat is parched and thirsty, still the sun beats down.
The serpent’s closing for the kill.

Lay Your burden on My shoulder
It was your heavy cross I bore,
Drink deeply of My living water
To quench your thirst forevermore.
Stand inside My mighty armor.
I will protect you through the fight.
I took your shame so that you could have My name,
And sing My songs of joy at night.

Once, just like you, I walked a thousand dusty roads,
I had no place to lay My head.
I know just what it’s like to fall beneath the load,
Or wait in hunger for a piece of bread.

Lay your burden on My shoulder.
Come to Me, I will give your rest,
Learn from Me. Take My yoke upon you.
I’ll only give you what is best.
Your debt of sin I paid completely.
When you believed, I gave you life,
And now, I promise you to take each of your tears
And turn them into songs of joy at night.

Soon I’ll be back for you and wipe away your tears.
‘Till then I’ll make your burden light.
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Uploaded: Aug 12, 2006 - 10:46:55 AM
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RickW said 4630 days ago (August 15th, 2006)
Ahh, the blessed truth
Yes, Jesus knows what we go through, he carries our burdens on His
shoulder, and He will return to wipe our tears away for all eternity. What a
wonderful promise to look forward to and a wonderful song to remind us.

Thank you and your wife, who has a lovely voice, by the way.

May the Lord bless you and keep you,

Check out my latest song called Catherine
watergeese said 4630 days ago (August 15th, 2006)
just a lyrical viewpoint
this is what i thought reading your lyrics, all the lines leading up the last of each verse and chorus are great. the last lines do not bring closure to the verses/chorus'. otherwise i like this song. very uplifting.
said 4628 days ago (August 17th, 2006)
Blessed rest!
Nice Tom...I think you capture well the spirit of the Matthew quotation. A
nice composition and very cleanly produced.

Be well!

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ajewell said 4617 days ago (August 28th, 2006)
really nice
You're obviously a regular here. I like your arrangements and you've
obviously got an excellent grasp of the software, particularly in recording
A favourite scripture of mine too. Thanks
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