God’s Living Words

Leave It There by Rev. Dr. Charles A. Tindley

If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold,
And you have to get along with meager fare,
Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird;
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Chorus:
Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,
And your soul is almost sinking in despair,
Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal;
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,
Don’t forget that God in Heaven answers prayer;
He will make a way for you and will lead you safely through.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on,
And your body bends beneath the weight of care;
He will never leave you then, He’ll go with you to the end.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

I’ve been listening to this song almost every day on a CD. If you are familiar with this hymn, the version I have been enjoying may be – different. It is done with drums and electric keyboard and guitars. The style of the hymn may have changed but I bet that Rev. Tindley would approve if he saw how his inspired hymn continues to draw us closer to the Lord almost 100 years after he first heard it in his heart.

I decided to use this hymn for my devotion today because I do believe that God continues to give His inspired word to us today. How do I know? Because words like those found in this song, line up with the 66 books of Scripture that most of us know. God isn’t silent. He loves us. When you love someone, you do want to speak to them!

So as you celebrate Sabbath this weekend, allow the songs to speak to you just as Scripture speaks to you. Maybe even make a note of the songs that you sing so you can meditate on them through the week. You can find song lyrics on the internet. (www.google.com and put in the title in quotes) Allow God to continue to speak to you every day.

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