Hymns: “If the Way Be Full of Trial, Weary Not”

There are nearly 70 hymns that were originally written in English that have been translated into other languages and are included in official LDS hymnbooks. “If the Way Be Full of Trial, Weary Not” is one of these. Included in the current Portuguese, Samoan, Spanish, and Tongan hymnbooks, it is well-known to a significant percentage of church members. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has multiple YouTube videos:

The hymn was included in official English publications until 1969. Here is the version from the The Songs of Zion (1918).

What do you think of this hymn? Should it be included in the next version of the hymnbook? Please leave your comments below!

25 thoughts on “Hymns: “If the Way Be Full of Trial, Weary Not”

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    Arapata Meha - May 15, 2022

    Please include this inspiring hymn in our new hymnal. The refrain “weary not” reminds us that enduring to the end in all things brings hope and peace in the Savior.

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    Jeanette Drake - April 7, 2022

    Please include this in the new hymnbook. It is a very comforting hymn and if it is already included in the hymn books of non-English singing, it is very logical to include it. I am excited to learn hymns that now sung in other languages.

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    Katherine Andrews - September 9, 2021


    If “Weary Not” is not included on the new hymnbook don’t bother to publish it!!’

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    Donald Beck - July 19, 2021

    Yes it should be. Members need hymns that are enjoyable, memorable, easy to sing anytime and provide an uplift in their in times of trial which are common in this life.

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      Tuu - January 15, 2022

      Absolutely can be in a new hymn book

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        Pat Vause - July 12, 2023

        Please include “Weary Not” in the new hymn book. It is such a fun and heart stirring hymn that appeals to all ages. We need it in these days to help remind us!

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    Sue Francis - December 27, 2020

    This hymn has lifted me up over and over in difficult times. It’s a beautiful portrayal of the atonement in real life.

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    Gary R - December 12, 2020

    How can it not be put in the new hymnbook.
    Wonderful. Uplifting.

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      Uzoma Asiegbu Agbai - March 21, 2021

      Yes it should be included in the hymn it have really lift my spirit up, reminding me not to weary in my trails.

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    Jonathan Holbrook - August 1, 2020

    Yes, Please!

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        Keith Ramsey - November 9, 2020

        What a joy to have this song included in our new hymn book.

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      Janet Carlston - November 13, 2020

      Please include this hymn

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      Jenny - August 7, 2021

      I love this hymn so much! It comforts me. I’ve played the tab choir YouTube video many many times. I’m so delighted it is in hymnals in other languages and hope it is in the next edition of the English hymns!!

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    Leone Hatch - June 10, 2020

    Yes, it should be added to the new Hymn Book, please.

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    Cat Miller - January 14, 2020

    One of my favorites on the Brazilian hymnal

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    Neldon Hatch - January 13, 2020

    I think that this hymn/gospel song should be included in the new hymn book.

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    Becca - December 29, 2019

    I think the message is beautiful! And if it’s good enough to be one of President Monson’s go to song amid trials it is good enough for me!

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      Shirley Burgon - April 26, 2020

      Yes, yes, yes! Include it in the new hymn book. I am very familiar with this hymn but don’t know why. I can’t find it in the current hymn book or the old.one I have (brown cover) I seem to remember a dark blue covered one though. Is it in that one? I just love it.

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    Raymond Kent Baker - August 4, 2019

    “If The Way Be Full Of Trial, Weary Not” should be included in the new hymnbook, YES>
    And Also should “IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL”. YES

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    Chad Staten - July 5, 2018

    I don’t care for this tune. It is reminiscent of, and has all the musical interest of She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain… Tedious and pedestrian.

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      Fred L Beckett - June 25, 2020

      It is one of my favorite Christian songs! It should be included in the new hymn book!

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    Judy - July 5, 2018

    Yes yes yes

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      Linda Balty - July 6, 2018

      Yes, its lovely. Does anyone have the music for the Spanish version, please.

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