Somebody Knows and Cares

Though shadows fall on the path I tread

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [Though shadows fall on the path I tread]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ shadows fall on the path I tread,
Somebody knows, somebody cares;
And fond ambitions lie crush’d and dead,
Somebody knows and cares.
And ‘mid the shadows so dark and drear,
When I am troubled with doubt and fear,
Like sweetest music these words I hear,
Somebody knows and somebody cares.

Somebody cares for me,
Jesus my friend will be;
He all my joy and my grief will share,
Praise His dear name, He knows and He cares.

2 When I am tempted and tried each day,
Somebody knows, somebody cares;
And for the vict’ry in faith I pray,
Somebody knows and cares.
When I have triumph’d o’er sin and wrong,
And I am happy the whole day long,
Praising His name in a glad, sweet song,
Somebody knows and somebody cares. [Chorus]

3 Whate’er my cross in this life may be,
Somebody knows, somebody cares;
I’ll bravely bear it and faithful be,
Somebody knows and cares.
I’ll trust His love where I cannot see,
Thro’ cloud and sunshine I’ll happy be,
Knowing my Saviour will care for me,
Praise His dear name, He knows and He cares. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #80

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Though shadows fall on the path I tread
Title: Somebody Knows and Cares
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Somebody cares for me
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Kingdom Songs #80

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Precious Hymns No. 2 #40

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The Church School Hymnal #151

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