Don't You Know He Cares?

When your spirit bows in sorrow

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [When your spirit bows in sorrow]
Published in 25 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 When your spirit bows in sorrow,
From the load it bears,
Go and tell your heart to Jesus—
Don’t you know He cares?

Yes, there is One who shares your burdens,
Every sorrow shares;
Go and tell it all to Jesus—
Don’t you know He cares?

2 Have your feet become entangled
In the tempter’s snares?
Yet you will not be forsaken—
Don’t you know He cares? [Refrain]

3 Is your body filled with anguish,
With the pain it bears?
Think of how the Savior suffered—
Don’t you know He cares? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11594

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When your spirit bows in sorrow
Title: Don't You Know He Cares?
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, there is one who shares you burdens
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11594
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The Cyber Hymnal #11594

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