The Weight of the World

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The Weight of the World is a song that Kenny (Hutson) and I wrote ten years ago. Sandra kept bringing it up as an Advent song and really wanted to put it on Waiting Songs, I think because it's a hoping, longing song, a song for people who are trying to do it all themselves and can't. That is, all of us. Jesus came to feel that weight, to carry that weight, to take that weight. You know, like The Band says: Take a load off, and put the load right on me. Jesus does that: he shoulders it for us. ~Katy Bowser

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My shoulders are narrow
My body is weak
I haven’t got any good words to speak
My heart often falters
My footing’s unsure
Under the weight of the world

The weight of the world
The weight of the world
Under the weight of the world

This is no load for one person to bear
Just one is able, just one anywhere
I’ll take it all to King Jesus in prayer
He’s strong for the weight of the world

The weight of the world
The weight of the world
He’s strong for the weight of the world

I am not able for all of my cares
Even my winnings are more than I’ll bear
I’ll take it all to King Jesus in prayer
He’s strong for the weight of the world

The weight of the world
The weight of the world
He’s strong for the weight of the world

The fabric of faith is too strong to tear
Woven by Christ, the saints daily will wear
A surety that Jesus, so strong and so fair
Has carried the weight of the world

The weight of the world
The weight of the world
He’s carried the weight of the world
He’s carried the weight of the world

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from Waiting Songs, released November 10, 2015
Katy Bowser - lead vocals
Sandra McCracken-piano, background vocals
Paul Eckberg-drums
James Gregory-bass
Kenny Hutson-electric guitar

Written by Katy Bowser (©2005 Velveteen Songs [SESAC]) and Kenny Hutson (©2005 Jiggyfoot Music, [SESAC])

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