Once I Bore A Burden Great


Once I bore a burden great,
Was weary and sad:
But no more I bear its weight,
I’m pardoned and glad.
Love divine at last I know,
No longer I stray;
On without a stain I go-
Love took it away.

Refrain:
Love took it away,
One wonderful day,
Made me free and lifted me,
In the light to stay.
Love took it away,
One wonderful day,
Gone at last my sinful past-
Love took it away.

Once a craving great had I
For pleasures that stain;
Now I pass those pleasures by,-
They tempt me in vain.
I am under His control,
Rejoicing each day;
Gone the burden from my soul-
Love took it away. [Refrain]

Once my record was unclean,
My spirit was worn
Now my name on high is seen
As fair as the morn.
Oh, what happiness is mine,
With Jesus I stay;
Sin no more makes me repine-
Love took it away. [Refrain]