There have been a number of things in the past few days that could easily give me a terribly heavy heart. I choose to take them to God. I trust God’s peace. I know that God will not solve problems for us or take away struggles just because. Those are things that make us stronger, increase our faith, and help us see Him more clearly.
The words of this song are for those who have a heavy heart that is bowed down with sorrow tonight. Seek God – in His word, in prayer, in song, in praise. Come to God and allow His peace to flow over you and strengthen you through these sorrows. If you would like to listen to it, you can find a recording on Great Songs Chapel.
O Heart Bowed Down With Sorrow (Come Unto Me)
Words & Music: Franklin E. Belden
v. 1 O heart bowed down with sorrow!
O eyes that long for sight!
There’s gladness in believing;
In Jesus there is light.
Come unto me, all ye that labor
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.
v. 2 Earth’s fleeting gain and pleasure
Can never satisfy:
‘Tis love our joy doth measure
For love can never die.
v. 3 His peace is like a river,
His love is like a song;
His yoke’s a burden never;
‘Tis easy all day long.