Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Lay Your Burdens Down

Here is a song from yesteryear which brought immense solace and comfort to my soul as I listened to it on my tape player and sang along. Chuck Girard is my favourite singer. His voice strikes a deep chord in my heart - gentle, moving -impelling.
Do we have any Chuck Girard fans reading this?
Other songs by Chuck which I like are entitled 'Sometimes Alleluia ' and 'Slow Down '.
The video images from this song are from the Haiti disaster.
My heart is burdened and it is a time of testing for my mother and me . This is my song for the day.


28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11 (Bible)



Lay your burden down, lay your burden down
Take your troubled soul, your tired mind
And lay your burden down
Lay your burden down,
get your feet on solid ground
Take your worries to the foot of the cross,
and lay your burden down
Lay your burden down,
lay your burden down
Take your weary life,
your heavy load,
and lay your burden down
Lay your burden down,
get your feet on solid ground
Take your failures to the foot of the cross,
and lay your burden down
(Lay your burden down)
You've been tryin' hard to make it all alone
Tryin' hard to make it on your own
And the strength you once were feelin',
isn't there no more
And you think the wrong you've done,
is just too much to be forgiven
But you know that isn't true
Just lay your burden down,
He has Forgiven you
Lay your burden down,
lay your burden down
Take your burden to the cross,
and lay it down
Lay your burden down,
lay your burden down
Take your worries to the cross and lay them down

14 Fertilize my soul:

Dani said...

We are Chuck Giraud fans from way back....you are so right, his voice is a blessing.....

Kathryn said...

I pray that God will bring peace & strength to both you & your mama.

Sandy said...

My husband and I have been fans
of Chuck Girard for a long time.
His voice is anointed. I am
continuing to pray for you and
your mother.
Blessings,
Sandy

Gerry said...

That was a moving video. It is hard to believe the people would still be alive after so long in the rubble.

Jada's Gigi said...

yep, Chuck Girard fan here too. :) Have heard of you and your mother's troubles and am keeping you in my prayers.

Pia said...

i don't know him but his voice is very beautiful and soothing.

Zimbabwe said...

I don't know this author, but song very is wise.

Julie said...

Beautiful song and moving words. I hope your burden is lifted soon.

sarah said...

great video....and the best advice

Ash said...

Happy Diwali Amrita!

monsoon dreams said...

Amrita,
Wonderful song.I haven't heard it before.
Take courage dear.Be strong in the Lord.
Hugs,Nina

Crown of Beauty said...

My husband Ernie loves Chuck Girard and his old songs like Sometimes Alleluia, and this one you posted.

Such a lovely video of hope and life. Brought tears to my eyes.

Oh Amrita...I am praying for God to be your comfort, refuge, and strength.

Love
Lidj

Saija said...

that is a beautiful song ... and a good reminder for us all ...

blessings on you and your mom!

Amrita said...

Dear friends I thank you for your visits an d comments. I am so blessed by wha t you say to me