Weary pilgrim on life’s pathway

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Weary pilgrim on life’s pathway—
  Struggling on beneath thy load—
Hear these words of consolation,
  “Cast thy burden on the Lord.”
  Cast thy burden on the Lord!
Cast thy burden on the Lord,
And He will strengthen thee,
  sustain and comfort thee—
  Cast thy burden on the Lord.
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Are thy tired feet unsteady?
  Does thy lamp no light afford?
Is thy cross too great and heavy?
  “Cast thy burden on the Lord.”
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Are the ties of friendship severed?
  Hushed the voices fondly heard?
Breaks thy heart with weight of anguish?
  “Cast thy burden on the Lord.”
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Does thy heart with faintness falter?
  Does thy mind forget His word?
Does thy strength succumb to weakness?
  “Cast thy burden on the Lord.”
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He will hold thee up from falling;
  He will guide thy steps aright;
He will strengthen each endeavor;
  He will keep thee by His might.