Every blessing that you need

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1. Tho' the path grow rough and steep,
Still your faith in Jesus keep,
Closely follow him wherever he may lead,
For on him you can depend,
Day and night, until the end;
He will give you ev'ry blessing that you need.

He will give you ev'ry blessing that you need,
And your faintest call he'll answer when you plead;
Therefore bravely go along,
Keeping faith and courage strong:
God will give you ev'ry blessing that you need.

2. Tho' the world upon you frown
And your trials weigh you down,
To the whispers of the tempter give no heed;
Keep your eyes upon the Lord
And be guided by his word;
He will give you ev'ry blessing that you need. [Chorus]

3. Often foes will strive to harm,
Tempests fill you with alarm,
Often rocks and briars will your path impede,
But along the rugged way,
Christ will help you ev'ry day;
He will give you ev'ry blessing that you need. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #196

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the path grow rough
Title: Every blessing that you need
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: He will give you
Copyright: Public Domain


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Carols of Hope #196

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