Somebody knows a bright way

Somebody knows a bright way

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Somebody knows a bright way]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Somebody knows a bright way
Out of the vale of strife;
Somebody knows the right way
Over the hills of life.

Somebody knows, somebody knows,
Waiting your friend to be;
Somebody knows, Christ only knows,
Whispers, “Come to me.”

2 Somebody knows all sorrow,
Knows how to make it light;
Knows when you fear the morrow,
Knows how to make it bright. [Refrain]

3 Somebody knows your weakness,
Knows you are far astray;
Somebody, showing meekness,
Pleads for your love today. [Refrain]

4 Somebody knows you need Him,
Knows that your life is drear;
Wanderer, won’t you heed Him,
While He is pleading near? [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #222

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: Somebody knows a bright way
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Somebody knows, somebody knows
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #222

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Great Tabernacle Hymns #37

World Wide Revival Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Meetings #d203

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