He Planned This Path for Thee

Fret not, though days are dreary

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Fret not though days are dreary]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Fret not though days are dreary,
And all life's skies are grey,
Tho' oft thy feet grow weary
Along the thorny way.

Fret not, O friend, remember,
Though dark the way may be,
God knoweth all thy sorrow,
He planned this path for thee.

2 He knoweth all thy burdens,
Thy hopes, thy doubts and fears;
Each onward step he counteth,
He seeth all thy tears. [Chorus]

3 He knoweth all thy crosses,
He shareth all thy pain;
And where thou countest losses,
He counts eternal gain. [Chorus]

4 Fret not, O friend, forever
Let this thy comfort be:
God will forsake thee never,
He planned this path for thee. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #34

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fret not, though days are dreary
Title: He Planned This Path for Thee
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Fret not, O friend, remember
Copyright: Public Domain



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