1 Somehow, I know that Jesus guides
My soul along the upward way;
Somehow, I know He safely hides
Me from the tempter day by day.
Somehow, I know that He is mine;
(Somehow, I know, I know that He is mine;)
Somehow, I know that we shall meet,
(Somehow, I know, I know that we shall meet)
Where with His glory we shall shine (ever shine,)
And joy will be complete.
2 Somehow, He shares each earthly ill,
Each care that comes along the way;
somehow, 'tis joy to do His will
And try to please Him ev'ry day. [Chorus]
3 Somehow, I know that He is near
When pain would rob me of my song;
Somehow, I catch His words of cheer
that linger with me all day long. [Chorus]
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 >