My Father knows just what is best

My Father knows just what is best

Author: Margie Howard Benton
Tune: [My Father knows just what is best]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 My Father knows just what is best,
Knows what I need, and then the rest
Withholds with His unerring hands;
My Father knows: He understands.

O yes, He knows, my Father knows;
Whate’er my joys, whate’er my woes,
I place myself in His dear hands,
For this I know: He understands.

2 My Father knows just why ’tis best
That I sometimes should find no rest;
Why I am called thro’ trying fires,
Why I’m denied my heart’s desires. [Refrain]

3 My Father knows just when ’tis best
To call me unto heav’nly rest;
For me to cease my labors here,
And dwell within His presence dear. [Refrain]

4 Then, knowing that my Father knows,
I’ll fear no trials here, nor foes;
Whatever comes, whate’er befall,
My comfort is that He knows all. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8273

Author: Margie Howard Benton

Margie Howard Benton was born in Mississippi in 1871. Her husband, William Homer Benton was pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Dianne Shapiro, from and obituary "Clarion-Ledger" (Jackson, 07 Apr 1955) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Father knows just what is best
Author: Margie Howard Benton
Refrain First Line: O yes, he knows, my Father knows
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8273
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The Cyber Hymnal #8273

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