“Timothy’s Burden” Lyrics

I should have expect­ed this one when I named my blog, but one of the most com­mon search results that leads peo­ple here is some vari­a­tion of “Tim­o­th­y’s Bur­den lyrics.” My guess is that most peo­ple’s expo­sure to the phrase is due to the song. I’m not sure how many dif­fer­ent songs exist with that title, nor do I have any idea who wrote it. But I do have the song as it appears on the Mar­tins’ album Live, In His Pres­ence. And because you searched for it, here are the lyrics to this great South­ern Gospel song! 

Bring me my books and my overcoat
‘Cause win­ter’s not far down that road
These days grow short and the truth
Won’t let me go

I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
Not ashamed to wear this chain
If I suf­fer things uncertain
Gonna count my loss for gain
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
Oh yes I am
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden

The grip of eter­ni­ty on my heart
And the voice of a true faith­ful Friend
Are pulling me back to my first love again

I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
Set free to run this race
And I bear God’s testimony
I’m a pris­on­er of His grace
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
I’ve got the truth inside
Though I suf­fer things uncertain
I’ll keep the faith and fight the fight
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
Oh yes I am
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden

Yeah, gonna keep the faith
And I’ll fight the fight
Here’s my life

I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
I’m takin’ on, I’m takin’ on
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
I’m takin’ on, I’m takin’ on
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden

I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
Set free to run this race
And I bear God’s testimony
I’m a pris­on­er of His grace
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
I’ve got the truth inside
Though I suf­fer things uncertain
I’ll keep the faith and fight the fight
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
Oh yes I am
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden
I’m takin’ on Tim­o­th­y’s burden

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