Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

Music: C. M. Da­vis (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Da­vis’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Brown­ing (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain