Go And Bear Thy Brothers Burden


Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
Heed today the Lord’s command,
Find him with his load of trouble,
Offer him a helping hand;
Speak to Him in gentle kindness
Words of sympathy and love,
That a blessed balm of healing
To his bleeding heart may prove.

Refrain:
Oh! this world is full of sadness,
You may share it if you will;
Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
And the law of Christ fulfill.

Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
See! he carries it alone!
Hasten to his side and help him,-
It will lighter make thine own;
Weary, fainting, pressed in spirit,
He is ready to despair,-
What if God to him hath measured
Sorrows meant for you to share! [Refrain]

Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
Oh! how heavy it may be!
Tho’ he wear no outward token
Of his heart’s deep agony;
Lift his load if but a little,
Lest He fall beneath its weight,
Ere he sink in human weakness,
And thy offer come too late. [Refrain]

Go and bear thy brother’s burden,
With his tears commingle thine,
Earth affords no higher mission,
Angels know none more divine;
Go, then, in His loving spirit,
Who hath all thy burdens borne,
Binding up the broken-hearted,
Comforting the souls that mourn. [Refrain]