Scripture Verse

He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Words: Sar­ah B. Rhodes, 1870, alt. This hymn was writ­ten for the Sun­day School Un­ion Whit­sun­tide Fes­ti­val in Shef­field, En­gland.

Music: Som­mer­lied Car­ey Bon­ner (1859–1938) (🔊 pdf nwc). Some sourc­es show the com­pos­er as Her­man von Mül­ler, one of Bon­ner’s pseu­do­nyms.

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Rhodes (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Carey Bonner (1859–1938)
National Portrait Gallery



God, who made the earth,
The air, the sky, the sea,
Who gave the light its birth,
He cares for me.
[originally, Careth for me.]

God, who made the grass,
The flow­er, the fruit, the tree,
The day and night to pass,
He cares for me.

God, who made the sun,
The moon, the stars, is He
Who, when life’s clouds come on,
He cares for me.

God, who made all things,
On earth, in air, in sea,
Who if I lean on Him,
Will care for me.

When in Heav’n’s bright land
I all His loved ones see,
I’ll sing with that blest band,
God cared for me.