He cares for me, he knows my heart's distress

He cares for me, he knows my heart's distress

Author: Ella E. Miles
Tune: [He cares for me, he knows my heart's distress]
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1 He cares for me, he knows my heart's distress,
Its weight of care, its pain and loneliness;
Sweet solace this--whate'er my lot my be,
The blessed Lord, he sees and cares for me, he cares for me.

Chorus:
He cares for me,
He cares for me,
He sees and cares for me, for me.

2 Within each breast are hidden griefs to bear,
No earthly friend with us these griefs can share;
In such dark hours my Comforter is he,
He understands--he loves and cares for me, he cares for me. [Chorus]

3 What tho' I am his smallest, weakest child,
When others frown'd I know that he has smiled;
The inner conflicts fierce they could not see,
He knows it all--and still he cares for me, he cares for me. [Chorus]

4 He cares for me, thro' life, thro' death, I know
Beyond his sheltering love I cannot go;
While him I trust, while unto him I flee,
He will protect because he cares for me, he cares for me. [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.) #48

Author: Ella E. Miles

Miles, Ella Elizabeth. (Athol, Massachusetts, March 24, 1855--December 29, 1914, Holden, Mass.) Advent Christian. Daughter of W.W. Boyden and wife of James A. Miles, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of fifteen. Many of them appeared in early hymn books of her church. --Moses C. Crouse, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: He cares for me, he knows my heart's distress
Author: Ella E. Miles

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