270. Why Art Thou Heavy-Hearted

1 Why art thou heavy hearted?
Why is thy soul weighed down?
Cast off thy painful burden
And cease to fret and frown.
Thou art not he that ruleth
O'er heaven, earth and hell;
'Tis God whose throne endureth,
Who doeth all things well.

2 Let Him the nations govern
As Lord of land and sea;
Then at His rule and guidance
Thou shalt astonished be.
Far, far above thy thinking
His counsel shall appear
When He the work hath finished
That caused thee needless fear.

3 His love at times may try thee
And naught of comfort lend,
As if His help and solace
He nevermore would send;
But if despite thy trials
Thou true to Him remain,
He will reveal His power
And show His grace again.

4 All hail, thou who art faithful,
The day will soon draw near
When with a crown of glory
Thou shalt in heav'n appear;
When God Himself shall give thee
The victor's wreath and palm,
And thou in yonder mansions
Shalt sing a joyful psalm.

Text Information
First Line: Why art thou heavy-hearted?
Title: Why Art Thou Heavy-Hearted
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Translator: H. Brueckner (a.)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Christian Life: Cross and Comfort
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Leonhard Hassler (1601)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Key: C Major
Source: German chorale: Herzlich tut mich verlangen

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