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bear one another’s burdens

The Refrain:

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

communing alone

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.


Written by peterkrey

June 20, 2007 at 2:26 am

Posted in My Songs

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  1. Glory Hallelujah Gonna Lay my Burdens Down. I hope you will read my post today.


    September 4, 2009 at 7:06 pm

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