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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Jesus knows and cares

On life's pathway are there crosses

Author: Margaret Schultz
Tune: [On life's pathway are there crosses]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On life’s pathway are there crosses?
Jesus knows and cares;
Do you suffer heavy losses?
Jesus knows and cares;
Doth there come the hour of weeping,
Treasures vanish from your keeping,
Bitter pain your heart be reaping?
Jesus knows and cares.

2 Tho’ life’s shadows dark are falling,
Jesus knows and cares;
Tho’ the future seems appalling,
Jesus knows and cares;
Tho’ the years their griefs are bringing,
Hushing ev’ry voice of singing,
Fear ye not, the cry is ringing,
Jesus knows and cares.

3 When the eventide is nearing,
Jesus knows and cares;
When the light is disappearing,
Jesus knows and cares;
When with tears the eyes are filling,
Anguish deep the soul is thrilling,
Peace he brings, his heart is willing;
Jesus knows and cares.

4 Are you heavy burdens bearing,
Jesus knows and cares;
Gladly all your sorrow sharing,
Jesus knows and cares;
Tho’ your life be filled with crying,
Pleasures vanished, joys be dying,
Yet look up beyond the sighing,
Jesus knows and cares.

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 2: for use in religious meetings #26

Author: Margaret Schultz

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Text Information

First Line: On life's pathway are there crosses
Title: Jesus knows and cares
Author: Margaret Schultz



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Gospel Hosannas #168

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Hosannas to the King #30

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #121

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #26

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Revival Special #169

Songs for the Soul Winner #d75

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The Voice of Praise No. 2 #121

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