I See A Person Bending


I see a person bending
      Beneath a heavy load
So many ‘why’s’ and ‘wherefores’
      Are in that burden stowed.
Each day the weight is growing
      The back more crooked bent
Despairing and desponding
      The heart within is rent!

But outstretched hands are waiting
      Within each laden day
A whispering voice is pleading
       Upon his darkened way
Give up your burden dear one
      Just hand it o’er to Me
Then you can walk uprightly
      My way more clearly see!


O change the ‘why’s’ and ‘wherefores’
      And let God’s will be done
For child when they are lifted
      ‘Tis half the battle won
The load is so much lighter
      The path more smooth ahead
When God doth bear beside you
      That crushing load of lead!

~ Jenny Daniel