O Lord, What Burdens Thou Didst BearBy Mrs. A. R. Cousin (1824-1906)
O Lord, what burdens Thou didst bear,
Our load was laid on Thee;
Thou stoodest for the sinner there
To bear all ill for me.
A Victim led, Thy blood was shed;
Now there's no load for me.
Death and the curse were in our cup,
O Lord, 'twas full for Thee!
But Thou hast drained the last dark drop,
'Tis empty now for me.
That bitter cup—love drank it up;
Left but the love for me.
The tempest's awful voice was heard:
O Lord, it broke on Thee!
Thine open bosom was my ward,
It bore the storm for me.
Thy form was scarred, Thy visage marred;
Now cloudless peace for me.
For me, Lord Jesus, Thou hast died,
And I have died with Thee;
Thou'rt ris'n: my bands are all untied;
And now Thou liv'st in me.
The Father's face in radiant grace
Shines now in light on me.
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O Lord, What Burdens Thou Didst Bear