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Jesus, Please Take My Heavy Load!
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By James Pemberton
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Jesus, Please Take My Heavy Load!


Along the road of life,

I carry a load.

It feels quite heavy… 

As I travel a narrow road.


This load I carry is often

hard to bear…

At times, I stumble… 

And caught unaware.


The trials and burdens

 of life, I shall endure…

I’ll try to stay on a path

that’s secure.


There are times, however,

when I get in a hurry...

As the path of life becomes blurry.


During my travel, I look up

 to the dark skies…

I can almost look into

my heavenly father’s eyes…


As God reaches down,

with his arms so strong…

He’s there to help me

when things go wrong.


The Lord is there to help

 with my heavy burdens!

He’s also my guiding light… 

I am most certain!


The Lord is my shepherd

and is with me where I go…

He brought strength and

 rest for my weary soul.


This load I carry may be full

of so many things…

But grows lighter because of the love

that God brings! 


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2016

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Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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