He wills it so

Representative Text

1 You ask me why some days are sad,
And thorns among the roses grow;
Why hearts must weep that should be glad,
The blessed Father wills it so.

Just like Daniel, faithful Daniel,
You must never ask the reason why to know;
Like the children, Hebrew children,
Undismayed, He wills it so.

2 You ask me why your cherished friends,
In life's sweet bloom are called to go;
Why grief instead of joy He sends,
The blessed Father wills it so. [Refrain]

3 You ask me why your faith is tried,
And clouds shut out the sun's bright glow;
Why things you ask are often denied,
The blessed Father wills it so. [Refrain]

Source: Melodies of Love #167

Author: Luther G. Presley

Luther G. Presley (March 6, 1887 – December 6, 1974) was a songwriter, musician, and composer, who is best-known for writing the lyrics to the gospel song "When the Saints Go Marching In". Luther G. Presley was born on Beckett Mountain in Faulkner County, Arkansas on March 6, 1887. He studied music beginning at the age of 14, where he excelled. He soon became choir director. He wrote his first song, "Gladly Sing," when he was 17. He furthered his study in singing and music, under renowned teachers. Work Luther Presley wrote the lyrics for the gospel spiritual "When the Saints Go Marching In", in 1937, while Virgil O. Stamps composed the music and melody to the famous work. Luther Presley was inducted into the Southern Gospel Mus… Go to person page >

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First Line: You ask me why some days are sad
Title: He wills it so
Author: Luther G. Presley
Refrain First Line: Just like Daniel, faithful Daniel



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Melodies of Love #167

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