Jesus knows my name

Mary stood beside the tomb

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Mary stood beside the tomb,
Ah! her heart was broken;
Near her was the risen Lord,
Yet he had not spoken:
But when Jesus gently came
Close to her, and called her name,
Happy then was Mary,
Happy then was Mary.

2 When my heart is sad with fear,
And my spirit broken,
Will I know him in the dark
By the same sweet token?
Will he put my fears to shame
When he kindly speaks my name
As he spoke to Mary?
As he spoke to Mary?

3 When I walk through death's dark vale,
Will he then be near me?
Will my loving Saviour's voice
Whisper words to cheer me?
Yes, he'll know me just the same,
He will call me by my name
As he then called Mary,
As he then called Mary.

Source: Infant Praises: a collection of sacred songs, hymns, and music, for use in the Sabbath school primary department #25

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 >

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First Line: Mary stood beside the tomb
Title: Jesus knows my name
Author: F. G. Burroughs


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