Sometimes I've stopped to question why

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [Sometimes I've stopped to question why]
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1 Sometimes I’ve stopped to question why,
My lot seems hard to bear;
And then this thought my soul has cheered,
My Saviour knows and cares.

I know not why, I care not why,
‘Twill be revealed beyond the sky;
So I’ll not fear if Christ be near,
‘Twill be all glory by and by.

2 O yes, I know that when my feet
On dang’rous ground have stood;
His gentle voice in tender love,
My wav’ring soul has moved. [Refrain]

3 I ne’er again will ask Him why,
When gather earthly storms,
But with a faith that naught can shake,
Lean on His mighty arm. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #55

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sometimes I've stopped to question why
Title: Why
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: I know not why, I care not why
Copyright: Public Domain


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New Songs of Pentecost #55

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