O thou who dost care for my soul

O thou who dost care for my soul

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [O thou who dost care for my soul]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Thou who dost care for my soul,
That soul makes its outcry to Thee;
Then take me, to keep and control,
And bear my life’s burden for me.

Thou love that art stronger than death,
My burden upon Thee I roll;
In Thee is my life and my breath,
O Thou who dost care for my soul!

2 My wisdom is folly at best,
My strength is but weakness I know;
In Thee shall my spirit have rest,
To whom but to Thee can I go? [Refrain]

3 Tho’ dangers may threaten me, yet
Thou waitest the call of my pray’rs;
Tho’ friends I have loved may forget,
I still have a Father who cares. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #102

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O thou who dost care for my soul
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Thou love that art stronger than death
Copyright: Public Domain



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Worship and Service #102

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