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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

None like his

There are many sorrows hard to bear

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [There are many sorrows hard to bear]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are many sorrows hard to bear,
But none like His,
There are many burdens hearts must share,
But none like His.

No bitter woe, the heart can ever know,
Was like the sorrow which He felt for me,
Not bitter woe, the heart can ever know,
Was like the sorrow which He felt for me.

2 There is cruel anguish men may feel,
But none like His,
There are griefs which God alone can heal,
But none like His. [Refrain]

3 Many scalding tears on earth are wept,
But none like His,
Nights of watching love has often kept,
But none like His. [Refrain]

4 There is agony and sharpest pain,
But none like His,
Sorrows caused by hatred and disdain,
But none like His. [Refrain]

5 There are martyrdoms on earth below,
But none like His,
There are victor’s crowns in heav’n we know,
But none like His. [Refrain]

6 There is glory coming by and by,
But none like His,
Many names will be exalted high,
But none like His. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #172

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are many sorrows hard to bear
Title: None like his
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: No bitter woe



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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #172

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Songs of the Assembly #215

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