LEAVE IT THERE

If the world from you withold(s) of its silver and its gold,
And you have to get along with meager fare,
Just remember in His Word how He feeds the little bird
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Chorus:

Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
If you’ll trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,
And your soul is almost sinking in despair;
Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Chorus:

If enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,
Don’t forget that God in heaven answers prayer;
He will make a way for you and will safely lead you through-
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Chorus:

When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on,
And your body bends beneath the weight of care,
He will never leave you then, He’ll go with you ’til the end-
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

1916© Music and Lyrics by Charles Albert Tindley

b. Near Berlin, Md Jul 7, 1851
† Philadelphia, PA Jul 26, 1933

 Tindley is known as one of the founding fathers of American Gospel music. Charles’s father was a slave, but his mother was a free woman. Thus, he was born free. He taught him­self to read and write at age 17. He was a driven young man, working as a janitor while attending night school, and earning his divinity degree through a correspondence course. In 1902, he became pastor of the Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the church where he had earlier been the janitor. At the time of Tindley’s death, his church had 12,500 members. The Tindley Temple United Methodist Church in Philadelphia was named after him. Tindley’s “I’ll Overcome Some Day” was the basis for the American civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome,” popularized in the 1960’s.

Sara Watkins and Emmy Lou Harris with Garrison Keillor singing Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There……MOVE THE CURSOR TO  27 MINUTES…

http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/www_publicradio/tools/media_player/popup.php?name=phc/2012/03/10/phc_20120310_128&starttime=00:29:00&endtime=00:35:31

And here is a nice jazz version of the song:

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