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Can it be that our Father in heaven

Can it be that our Father in heaven

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Can it be that our Father in heaven]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Can it be that our Father in heaven
Remembers a creature like me,
He who marshals the stars in their courses,
And measures the bounds of the sea?

He who watches the flight of the song-bird
O’er mountain and desert and wild,
He who watches the flight of the song-bird,
Will care for the soul of His child.

2 Can it be that He watches my struggle,
And helps when temptation is near?
Can it be that He cares for my sorrow?
My faltering pray’r can He hear? [Refrain]

3 Can it be that such pow’r and such pity
Are linked in the Helper divine?
Can it be that thro’ infinite mercy,
This infinite Helper is mine? [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #145

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Can it be that our Father in heaven
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: He who watches the flight



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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #145

World-wide Revival Hymns #d33

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