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He Knoweth Ye Have Need

Representative Text

1 O, soul in want and sorrow,
The word of comfort heed;
And trust your Heav'nly Father,
Who knoweth ye have need.

He knoweth ye have need,
He knoweth ye have need,
In tenderness He watches,
He knoweth ye have need.

2 When far from God you wander
In sin and doubt and fear,
He sees your need of pardon,
He longs to bring you near. [Chorus]

3 In darkness and in danger,
His word of promise plead,
O! flee to your Redeemer
Who knoweth ye have need. [Chorus]

4 He knoweth all your burden,
The strife, and toil, and care;
O! lay your wants on Jesus,
Who waits your load to bear. [Chorus]

5 When torn with pain and longing,
Your hearts in anguish bleed,
The Comforter is near you,
He knoweth ye have need. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #123

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: O soul in want and sorrow
Title: He Knoweth Ye Have Need
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: He knoweth ye have need



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Crowning Glory No. 1 #123

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d263

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