No One Understands like Jesus

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1 No one understands like Jesus,
He's a friend beyond compare;
Meet Him at the throne of mercy,
He is waiting for you there.

No one understands like Jesus,
When the days are dark and grim;
No one is so near, so dear as Jesus,
Cast your every care on Him.

2 No one understands like Jesus,
Every woe He sees and feels;
Tenderly He whispers comfort,
And the broken heart He heals. (Chorus)

3 No one understands like Jesus,
When the foes of life assail;
You should never be discouraged,
Jesus cares and will not fail (Chorus)

4 No one understands like Jesus,
When you falter on the way;
Tho' you fail Him, sadly fail Him
He will pardon you today. (Chorus)

Source: Sing Joyfully #365

Author: John W. Peterson

Pseudonymn: John Willard. John W. Peterson (November 1, 1921 – September 20, 2006) was a songwriter who had a major influence on evangelical Christian music in the 1950s through the 1970s. He wrote over 1000 songs, and 35 cantatas. Born in Lindsborg, Kansas, he served as an Army Air Force pilot flying the China Hump during World War II. Later, he attended Moody Bible Institute and served on the radio staff there for a number of years. In 1953, he graduated from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and shortly thereafter settled in Pennsylvania to continue his songwriting career. He then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where for over ten years he was President and Editor-in-Chief of Singspiration, a sacred music publish… Go to person page >

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First Line: No one understands like Jesus
Title: No One Understands like Jesus
Author: John W. Peterson
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: © Copyright 1952. Renewed 1980 by John W. Peterson Music Company.



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #155
Hymns of Faith #407
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #351Audio
Rejoice Hymns #684
Sing Joyfully #365Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #610
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #417
Include 8 pre-1979 instances