O Why Should We Sink

Oh, why should we sink ‘neath our burdens,
So weary and sad and distressed?
When Jesus has offered to bear them,
And promised to give us his rest.

Christ is the Bearer of burdens for me;
On him all my sorrows I roll;
He giveth the joy of this presence to be
The comforting peace of my soul.

No longer need trials oppress us,
Their chafing forever may cease;
For Christ took them with him to Calv’ry,
He, Lamb of atonement, our Peace. [Refrain]

Our hearts shall rejoice in his mercy,
And rest in the pow’r of his might;
He promised his yoke should be easy;
His burden, he said, should be light. [Refrain]