We Bear The Strain Of Earthly Care

We bear the strain of earthly care,
But bear it not alone;
Beside us walks our brother Christ
And makes our task his own.

Through din of market, whirl of wheels,
And thrust of driving trade,
We follow where the Master leads,
Serene and unafraid.

The common hopes that make us men
Were his in Galilee;
The tasks he gives are those he gave
Beside the restless sea.

Our brotherhood still rests in Him,
The brother of us all,
And o’er the centuries still we hear
The Master’s winsome call.