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God Knows

O restless heart, why murmur

Author: J. J. Marley
Tune: MARLEY
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O restless heart why murmur?
The sun is shining still,
Tho’ clouds seem very near you,
God knows, it is His will,
Tho’ clouds seem very near you,
God knows, it is His will.

2 He knows the weary heartache,
The longing and unrest,
“Come unto me,” He whispers,
“And lean upon my breast,”
“Come unto me,” He whispers,
“And lean upon my breast.”

3 What most you wish and long for,
Might only bring you pain;
You cannot see the future
God’s purpose to explain,
You cannot see the future
God’s purpose to explain.

4 So trust, faint heart, thy Master,
He doeth all things well,
His love to you is boundless,
And more than tongue can tell,
His love to you is boundless,
And more than tongue can tell.


Source: Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #101

Author: J. J. Marley

Some seem to think this is one of Fanny Crosby’s pseudonyms, but we have no found no evidence to support this. http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/bio-m.htm Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O restless heart, why murmur
Title: God Knows
Author: J. J. Marley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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