Cast thy burden on the Lord
Cast thy burden on the Lord. Rowland Hill* (1744-1833).
The original version of this hymn, based on Psalm 55: 22, first appeared in Hill’s A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, chiefly Intended for Public Worship (1783), entitled ‘Encouragement for the Weak’: the hymn is anonymous, as are all the hymns in Hill’s collections, but is generally ascribed to Hill’s own hand. JJ (p. 214) notes that in 1853 a version of the hymn, rewritten by George Rawson*, appeared in Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship (‘The Leeds Hymn Book’), and gives the two texts:
Hill, 1783 Rawson, 1853
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