He Sees and Knows

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1 In ev'ry time of trouble,
When the way is hard to find,
And tears that come unbidden
Have made our poor eyes blind,
We may always find comfort
For all life's bit'rest woes,
If we think whate'er befalls us,
Our Father sees and knows.

O, when the tempest lowers,
And when the storm-wind blows
We've a friend that will not fail us,
Our Father sees and knows.

2 Our feet may miss the pathways
That lead to happier lands,
Our backs be bowed with burdens,
And cares fill hearts and hands;
But let the heart grow lighter
As the thought its balm bestows,
There's mot a care or trail,
But the Father sees and knows. [Chorus]

3 So be it shade or sunshine
That falls upon the land,
God always seems beside me,
I reach and touch His hand;
O, deep the peace and lasting,
The blessed thought bestows,
There'll never com a trouble,
But my Father sees and knows. [Chorus]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #58

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In every time of trouble
Title: He Sees and Knows
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, when the tempest lowers
Copyright: Public Domain


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Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #58

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