Share My Yoke

Posted: May 8, 2009 in religion, Salvation Army
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Last night at our band practice we practiced the cornet solo “Share My Yoke”. It’s a beautiful arrangement of the Joy Webb song.

Ever since I first heard this song many years ago, I found the words and music very moving, the words themselves are very powerful and are very personal to the listener.

Given how I’ve been feeling lately it was no great surprise that I felt very moved by the music last night, and fell apart yet again! I was quite please though that as this was just a band practice, everyone (except the bandmaster) were playing, so I don’t think anyone noticed I had got upset again.

Please listen to the cornet solo (played by Philip Cobb) and follow the words of the song. I hope you are blessed by them.


Share My Yoke

Music and lyrics by Joy Webb
Arranged for brass band by Ivor Bosanko

When I’m tired and nothing’s going right for me;
When things I’ve counted on just do not come my way;
When in my mind the thick grey folds of doubt arise,
It’s then I seem to hear him say:

Share my yoke and find that I am joined with you.
Your slightest movement I shall feel and be there too!
Share my yoke and come the way that I must go!
In our “togetherness” my peace you’ll know;
The world beholding us will see it so!

When I’m perplexed and no one’s understanding me;
When even safest thoughts collapse in disarray;
When I’ve lost the things that always seemed so sure,
It’s then I need to hear him say:

Share my yoke and find that I am joined with you.
Your slightest movement I shall feel and be there too!
Share my yoke and come the way that I must go!
In our “togetherness” my peace you’ll know;
The world beholding us will see it so!

When I’m alone and nothing’s getting through to me;
And isolation that increases day by day;
When closest friends can seem a thousand miles away,
It’s then I long to hear him say:

Share my yoke and find that I am joined with you.
Your slightest movement I shall feel and be there too!
Share my yoke and come the way that I must go!
In our “togetherness” my peace you’ll know;
The world beholding us will see it so!

Isn’t it amazing to know that there is someone there when everything’s going wrong and we can’t see how things are ever going to improve for us.
Isn’t it amazing to know there is someone who there for us when no one else is.

Isn’t it amazing that someone can know and feel our every movement, no matter how small.

God is amazing!

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