O Christ, What Burdens – New Song


I have been working on a new song tonight. Working on a lyric written by Anne Cousin (1824-1906) called “O Christ, What Burdens” by adding a new melody and music. Very excited about the way it’s coming along. Here are the lyrics so that you can get a sense of the new song.

O Christ, What Burdens – By Anne Cousin (1824-1906), Music by N. Adam Johnson

Verse 1:
O Christ what burdens bow’d Thy head:
Our load was laid on Thee;
Thou stoodest in the sinner’s stead,
Did’st bear all ill for me.
A victim led, Thy blood was shed!
Now there’s no load for me.

Verse 2:
Death and the curse were in our cup:
O Christ ’twas full for Thee!
But Thou hast drained the last dark drop,
‘Tis empty now for me.
That bitter cup, love drank it up,
Now blessing’s draught for me.

Verse 3:
Jehovah lifted up His rod:
O Christ, it fell on Thee!
Thou wast sore stricken of Thy God; There’s not one stroke for me.
Thy tears, Thy blood, beneath it flowed,
Thy bruising healeth me.

Verse 4:
The tempest’s awful voice was heard; O Christ it broke on Thee!
Thy open bosom was my ward,
It braved the storm for me.
Thy form was scarred, Thy visage marr’d,
Now cloudless peace for me.

Verse 5:
For me, Lord Jesus, Thou hast died,
And I have died in Thee,
So then my bands are all untied; And now Thou liv’st in me.
When purified, made white,
And tried, Thy glory then for me.

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When purified, made white,
And tried, Thy glory then for me.

Looking forward to sharing this with you soon!

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