BEAR ONE ANOTHER’S BURDENS or the Law of Love
the law of love, the law of love
it comes right down from above
it is sharing, truly caring,
and it’s bearing one another’s burdens.
1. Christ is a weight‑lifter,
a champion strong,
presses up our heavy wrong,
lifts the barbells,
the crushing weight
of all our sin and guilt and hate.
2. people are dragging
their weight and their shame,
get your work-out, no gain without pain,
Put your sneakers
in the traces
in their shoes is where your place is.
3. shoulder up their baggage
you’re muscular, strong
under their burdens is where you belong
through the sorrow
in their faces
christ will rise and show what grace is.
4. we are like shut-ins
but now their sins become our own
christ the strongman
christ the thief
stealing our sin and guilt and grief.
Peter Krey 1980 – October 8, 1996 for Joan Randall, her paper as a seminarian in PLTS helped me solve a problem in this song.
Revised again and again 10/15/96.