He Careth for Us

I heard the robin singing

Author: William Newell
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I heard the robin singing
His happy morning song;
I saw his happy helpmeet bringing
Their breakfast to the young;
And to me came a whisper,
In winds that fanned the trees;
‘If God for these so careth,
Will he not care for thee?’

2 I saw the roses growing
In beauty day by day;
No queen in all her glory,
So lovely in array.
And on their leaves were written
Sweet words of trust for me:
‘If God so clothed the roses,
Will he not care for thee?’

3 I thank thee, O my Father,
That ‘mid life’s toil and dust,
The birds and flow’rs can bring me
Such heav’nly hope and trust;
Quickened by faith they whisper
The Master’s word to me:
‘If God for these so careth,
Will he not care for thee?’

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #58

Author: William Newell

Rv William Newell DD USA 1804-1881. Born at Littleton, MA, son of a storekeeper, his family moved to Boston when he was a child. In 1814 he entered the Latin School, graduating four years later. He wrote a lengthy poem for his graduation exercise and was accepted into Harvard, receiving a BA in 1824. He taught for a year at the Latin School, then entered Harvard Divinity School, graduating in 1828. Professor Andrews Norton, who took a lasting interest in him, said his literary acumen was unequaled. He was much consulted by men of letters as a result. After college, he traveled for several months, then accepted a pastorate at the First Parish in Cambridge. In 1830 he was ordained. In 1832 a new church was built by the college acro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I heard the robin singing
Title: He Careth for Us
Author: William Newell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Will he not care for me
Copyright: Public Domain



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