Jesus Understands

It matters not how long the way Or drear the desert sands

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [It matters not how long the way]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 It matters not how long the way,
Or drear the desert sands;
My heart has comfort all the day,
For Jesus understands.

Refrain:
Yes, Jesus understands,
And I am in his hands;
His love abides, my heart confides,
And Jesus understands.

2 It matters not if sorrows smite,
Or storms sweep sea and lands;
That all my way be plung’d in night,
If Jesus understands. [Refrain]

3 It matters not where I must go,
If God my journey plans;
And oh, ’tis blessedness to know
That Jesus understands. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #165

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: It matters not how long the way Or drear the desert sands
Title: Jesus Understands
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Yes, Jesus understands
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #165

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