1 Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard,
That God, the Lord of all,
Who faileth not nor weary grows,
Upholdeth all that fall.
O sorely tried and troubled heart,
To Him bring thy complaint;
To weary ones He giveth strength
And pow'r unto the faint.
2 Lift up your eyes, behold on high,
The radiant worlds afar;
His word is pledged that none shall fail,
He nameth ev'ry star.
O doubting heart, in faith draw nigh,
The children's portion claim;
He hath redeemed from sin and death,
He calleth thee by name.
3 His word divine shall be thy guide,
His love a sweet constraint;
O trust in Him who giveth grace
And power to the faint.
Wait, thou, on god, the Source, alone,
Whence all thy comfort springs;
And thus thou shalt thy strength renew,
And mount on eagle's wings.
Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >