Jesus Knows

Jesus knows my greatest trial

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [Jesus knows my greatest trial]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus knows my greatest trial,
And He knows my slightest care;
Not a shadow on life’s dial,
But is traced by Jesus there.

Jesus knows, yes, Jesus knows!
Heav’nly comfort for our woes!
Jesus knows, yes, Jesus knows!
And from Him my comfort flows.

2 Jesus knows when I am lonely,
And when earthly friendships cease;
Then it is that “Jesus only”
Is my deepest, sweetest peace. [Refrain]

3 Jesus knows my need of meekness
Patiently to suffer wrong;
And becomes my strength in weakness,
Till my moaning ends in song. [Refrain]

4 Jesus knows when I am weary
And my feet are travel-stained;
Thus the way is never dreary,
Till the journey’s end is gained. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #22

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus knows my greatest trial
Title: Jesus Knows
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: Jesus knows, yes, Jesus knows
Publication Date: 1921
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #22

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