God Understands

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Author: Oswald J. Smith

Smith, Oswald Jeffrey. (Odessa, Ontario, November 8, 1889--January 25, 1986, Toronto, Canada). Presbyterian. Attended Manitoba College, Winnipeg, 1909-1910; Toronto Bible College, 1907-1908, 1910-1912; McCormick Theological Seminary, 1912-1915; further study at Knox College, Toronto; several honorary doctorates. Pastorates in Toronto, 1915-1958; frequently conducted evangelistic meetings and crusades elsewhere. In 1928 he organized the virtually autonomous People's Church, which combines a vigorous evangelistic program in Toronto with an enviable overseas missionary network; in 1958 he relinquished its guidance to his son Paul, but remained its highly active minister emeritus. He published some 35 devotional and inspirational books, which h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God understands your sorrow
Title: God Understands
Author: Oswald J. Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He understands your longing
Publication Date: 1937
Copyright: © 1937 by Rodeheaver Co.


Oswald Smith wrote this hymn for his sister after her husband died in an accident.

Dianne Shapiro, from "Hymns Stories" by Oswald Smith, published by "The People's Church," 1963



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