He careth for us

I heard the robin singing

Author: William Newell
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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

Newell, William, D.D., b. at Littleton, Mass., Feb. 25, 1804, educated at Harvard, entered the Unitarian Ministry in 1830, retired in 1868, and died in 1881. In Putnam's Singers and Songs, 1874, there are 11 of his hymns and poems. His "All hail, God's angel, Truth" (Thanksgiving), is in Horder's Worship Song, with Tunes, 1905. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I heard the robin singing
Title: He careth for us
Author: William Newell
Refrain First Line: Will he not care for me



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