Scripture Verse

Strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13


Words: Mrs. Max­well.

Music: My Fa­ther Knows George F. Root (1820–1895) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the words or mu­sic were writ­ten, Max­well’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of her (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

George F. Root (1820–1895)


I’m a pil­grim and a stran­ger,
Rough and thor­ny is the road,
Often in the midst of dan­ger,
But it leads to God.
Clouds of dark­ness oft dis­tress me;
Great and ma­ny are my foes;
Anxious cares and thoughts op­press me;
But my Fa­ther knows.

Oh, how sweet is this as­sur­ance,
’Midst the con­flict and the strife,
Although sor­rows past en­dur­ance
Follow me through life.
Home in pros­pect can still cheer me:
Yes, and give me sweet re­pose,
While I feel His pre­sence near me,
For my Fa­ther knows.

Yes, He sees and knows me dai­ly,
Watches ov­er me in love;
Sends me help when foes as­sail me,
Bids me look above.
Soon my journ­ey shall be end­ed,
Life is draw­ing to a close;
I shall then be well at­tend­ed—
This my Fa­ther knows.

I shall then with joy be­hold Him;
Face to face my Sav­ior see;
Fall with rap­ture, and ad­ore Him
For His love to me.
Nothing more shall then dis­tress me—
In the land of sweet re­pose:
Jesus stands en­gaged to bless me—
This my Fa­ther knows.