Scripture Verse

Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Frank E. Graeff

Words: Frank E. Graeff, 1901. Graeff went through some ve­ry dif­fi­cult tri­als. The pe­ri­od be­fore writ­ing this song was one of great de­spon­den­cy, doubt and phys­ic­al pain. When he turned to God’s Word, 1 Pe­ter 5:7 gave won­de­rful com­fort: He cares for you. Af­ter me­di­tat­ing on that truth, Graeff wrote these lyr­ics, with the re­sound­ing af­fir­ma­tion in the cho­rus, O yes, He cares…

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

J. Lincoln Hall


Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long?


Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.

Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near?


Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief there is no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long?


Does Jesus care when I’ve said goodbye
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks,
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?