Scripture Verse

Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?…For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:31–33

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Mrs. W. How­ard Kees­ler, in Song Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Charles Ga­bri­el (Car­bon­dale, Il­li­nois: Egypt­ian Pub­lish­ing, 1906), page 121.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kees­ler (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

My Father knows my need,
And I can trust His love;
He may not always deign to give me
The things which I most crave.

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My Father knows, Oh yes, He knows,
And with my soul ’tis well.

My Father knows my need,
He will supply it all;
He hears His children when they cry, and
He answers when they call.

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My Father knows my need,
His love no tongue can tell;
And if sometimes He does deny me,
I know for me ’tis well.

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My Father knows my need,
He knows my strength is small,
So I will trust His love and grace, for
He will not let me fall.

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My Father knows my need,
I fear no dread alarms,
For round about and underneath me
Are everlasting arms.

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