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I love to think my Father knows

I love to think my Father knows

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Tune: [I love to think my Father knows] (Davis)
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 I love to think my Father knows
Why I have missed the path I chose,
And that I soon shall clearly see
The way He led was best for me.

Chorus:
He knows it all, He knows it all
My Father knows He knows it all
Thy bitter tears how fast they fall!-
He knows, My Father knows it all.

2 I love to think my Father knows
The thorns I pluck with ev'ry rose,
The daily griefs I seek to hide
From the dear souls I walk beside. [Chorus]

3 I love to think my Father knows
The strength or weakness of my foes;
And that I need but stand and see
Each conflict end in victory. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #224

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love to think my Father knows
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He knows it all
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2287
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