1 Don’t forget the Father loves you, when your life is fill’d with care,
And its toil and burdens throng your weary way;
When the trials press upon you and the load is hard to bear,
Don’t forget the Father loves you ev’ry day.
Don’t forget the Father loves you, heavy heart, O don’t forget!
Let the fragrance of His mercies linger in your mem’ry yet;
In the furnace of affliction He will bring you forth as gold,
For He loves you with a tenderness untold.
2 Don’t forget the Father loves you, tho you’ve wander’d far away
From the shelter of the blessed Savior’s fold;
Ever ready to receive you, He will answer when you pray,
For He loves you with a tenderness untold. [Refrain]
3 Don’t forget the Father loves you; tho the flow’rs of earth may fade,
Yet the Rose of Sharon blossoms still, the same;
Can you doubt the great Creator loves the creatures He has made,
That a gracious Shepherd knows His sheep by name? [Refrain]
4 Don’t forget the Father loves you, tho you love your dearest friend
And must walk the tiresome journey all alone;
Just remember He has promis’d to be with you to the end;
Don’t forget the Father watches o’er His own. [Refrain]
Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC.
Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include:
Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904)
Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >
Display Title: Don't Forget the Father Loves YouFirst Line: Don't forget the Father loves you, when your life is fill'd with careTune Title: [Don't forget the Father loves you, when your life is fill'd with care]Author: T. H.Date: 1918