Scripture Verse

The Lord knows the way of the righteous. Psalm 1:6


Words: Ophe­lia G. Brown­ing, 1905. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ophel­ia Ad­ams, one of Brown­ing’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Charles M. Da­vis (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brown­ing or Da­vis (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I love to think my Fa­ther knows
Why I have missed the path I chose,
And that I soon shall clearly see
The way He led was best for me.


He knows it all, He knows it all,
My Fa­ther knows, He knows it all;
Thy bitter tears how fast they fall!
He knows, my Fa­ther knows it all.

I love to think my Fa­ther knows
The thorns I pluck with every rose
The daily griefs I seek to hide
From the dear souls I walk beside.


I love to think my Fa­ther knows
The strength or weakness of my foes,
And that I need but stand and see
Each conflict end in vic­to­ry.