Words: , pub­lished post­hu­mou­sly in Hymns Found­ed on Var­i­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Script­ures, by Job Or­ton (J. Ed­dowes and J. Cot­ton, 1755).

Music: Dennis, (1773-1836); ar­ranged by in The Psalt­ery, 1845.

How gentle God’s commands,
How kind His precepts are!
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,
And trust His constant care.

Beneath His watchful eye
His saints securely dwell;
That hand which bears all nature up
Shall guide His children well.

Why should this anxious load
Press down your weary mind?
Haste to your Heavenly Father’s throne,
And sweet refreshment find.

His goodness stands approved,
Down to the present day;
I’ll drop my burden at His feet,
And bear a song away.