God Understands

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.

Notes

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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Christian Service Songs #135

Christian Youth at Song #d26

Church Service Hymns #54

Convention Songs #d18

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d100

Edward MacHugh's Treasury of Gospel Hymns and Poems #5

Family Album of Favorite Hymns #d36

Audio

Favorites Number 2 #43

Gospel Hymnal #d86

Hymnal for American Sunday Schools #d35

Hymns of Grace #d104

Melodies of Grace and Hope #d46

Norman Clayton's Favorites No. 1 #d13

Oswald Smith's Best Songs #21

Praise Ye the Lord #d28

Songs of Comfort #d20

Sweet Hour of Prayer #d19

Audio

The King's Songs #27

The Kings' Songs #d9

Victorious Hymns #26

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