1 In your pathway have you found some cruel thorns?
Jesus bore them on His brow, and He knows;
Does the world look down upon you with its frown?
All the world forsook your Lord, and He knows.
Jesus knows, yes, He knows;
He was weary, worn, and tried,
Bore our many sins beside,
Hungry, thirsty, crucified, and He knows.
2 Are you weary with the toils and cares of life?
Jesus labored night and day, and He knows;
Does the sinful world annoy you with its strife?
Jesus saw and heard it all, and He knows. [Refrain]
3 Are you tempted with the world so rich and gay?
Jesus once was tempted, too, and He knows;
Does the tempter seek to turn you from the way?
Jesus will your helper be, for He knows. [Refrain]
4 Has the hand of death your eyes bedimmed with tears?
Jesus wept for one He loved, and He knows;
For some wand’rer have you prayed for many years?
Jesus prayed for sinners lost, and He knows. [Refrain]
5 Have your friends forsaken, spurned you from their door?
So they did your blessed Lord, and He knows;
Is there none to cheer and comfort anymore?
Jesus bore the cross alone, and He knows. [Refrain]
Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942
Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California.
Teasley entered the ministry of the Church of God denomination in 1896, and pastored in New York. Sometime after 1910, he became General Manager of the Gospel Trumpet Company, where he worked until 1917. He then worked as general manager of Warner Press (1917-18). His works include:
Historical Geography of the Bible, 1898, 1917
The Holy Spirit and Other Spirits, 1904
How to Conduct a Sunday School, 1911
The Gospel Guide-book, 1918
The Bible and How to Interpret It, 1918
At the Cross of Jesus Bowing
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Display Title: Jesus KnowsFirst Line: In your pathway have you found some cruel thorns?Tune Title: [In your pathway have you found some cruel thorns?]Author: D. O. T.Meter: 18.104.22.168 RScripture: Hebrews 4:15Source: Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (176); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (314); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Jesus_Knows)