Today’s hymn is “All Your Anxiety” by Edward H. Joy. Do you have anxiety today? In 1 Peter 5:7 it says to cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. He truly cares for you and I pray this beautiful hymn encourages you today. There is never a friend like Jesus. Have a truly blessed week.
“Edward Henry Joy Born: November 16, 1871, Canterbury, Kent, England. Died: February 16, 1949, Cheam, Surrey, England. Joy joined the Salvation Army (SA) in Canterbury, then played in the band at Folkestone, and became an SA officer in 1894. He went on to serve the SA Corps at Tunstall, then the SA International headquarters in 1917, where he was Under Secretary in the Foreign Office. After 1919, he served as Immigration Secretary in western Canada, and in 1932 became editor-in-chief of The War Cry in South Africa. He rose to the rank of SA colonel, and retired in 1938.”
1. Is there a heart o’erbound by sorrow?
Is there a life weighed down by care?
Come to the cross, each burden bearing;
All your anxiety—leave it there.
All your anxiety, all your care,
Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,
Never a burden He cannot bear,
Never a friend like Jesus!
2. No other friend so swift to help you,
No other friend so quick to hear,
No other place to leave your burden,
No other one to hear your prayer.
3. Come then at once; delay no longer!
Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,
You need not fear a disappointment;
You shall find peace at the mercy seat.