Scripture Verse

We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15


Words: Ma­ri­an A. Mor­ris, in The Voice of Joy, ed­it­ed by James H. Ro­se­crans (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1882), page 93.

Music: Lud­hi­ana, J. H. Les­lie (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Les­lie’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Mor­ris,


He knows the bit­ter, wea­ry way,
The end­less striv­ing day by day,
The souls that weep, the souls that pray,
He knows it all!

He knows how hard the fight has been,
The clouds that come our lives be­tween,
The wounds the world has ne­ver seen,
He knows it all!

He knows when faint and worn we sink;
How deep the pain, how near the brink,
Of dark des­pair we pause and shrink,
He knows it all!

He knows! oh, thought so full of bliss!
For though on earth our joys we miss,
We still can bear it, feel­ing this—
He knows it all!