O who has not felt that the cares of the earth

O who has not felt that the cares of the earth

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Oh who has not felt that the cares of earth] (Morris)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Oh, who has not felt that the cares of earth
Were more than man's strength could bear,
And longed for a friend who could understand,
And all of life's burdens share?

Chorus:
Just such a Friend is Jesus,
Just such a Friend is Jesus:
His grace doth forever to sinners abound;
Just such a Friend is Jesus.

2 Oh, who has not felt the dark stain of sin
Like crimson upon his soul,
And sought for a friend who had pow'r to free
From passions which held control? [Chorus]

3 When those that we love have been snatched away,
And walk no more by our side,
Oh, where is the One who will dearer be
Than all of earth's friends beside? [Chorus]

4 Thou Friend of the friendless, so kind and true,
Thou Savior of sinners lost,
Protect us and guide us life's journey thro'
Till safely death's stream we've crossed.

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #25

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: O who has not felt that the cares of the earth
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Just such a friend is Jesus

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #25

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #25

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