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My Father knoweth best

The righteous Father knoweth best

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [The righteous Father knoweth best]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The righteous Father knoweth best
Why I a thorny road must take,
And I will bow at His behest,
Tho’ foes assail and friends forsake.

Refrain:
He knoweth best, His will be done.
Sometime I’ll lay my burden down,
To suffer with His blessed Son,
I’ll wear with Him the fadeless crown.

2 The righteous Father knoweth why
His child must meet the pain and loss,
And as the weary years go by,
Must groan beneath a heavy cross. [Refrain]

3 I’ll bear my cross and murmur not,
My Savior suffered much for me,
His precious blood my ransom bought
Upon the mountain Calvary. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.5 #43

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The righteous Father knoweth best
Title: My Father knoweth best
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: He knoweth best, his will be done

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Triumphant Songs No.5 #43

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