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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.

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 >

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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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