Scripture Verse

Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Matthew 6:8

Introduction

Words: Mar­gie H. Ben­ton, 1909.

Music: Sta­van­ger Charles W. James, 1909 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles W. James
(1873–1919)

Lyrics

My Father knows just what is best,
Knows what I need, and then the rest
Withholds with His unerring hands;
My Father knows: He understands.

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O yes, He knows, my Father knows;
Whate’er my joys, whate’er my woes,
I place myself in His dear hands,
For this I know: He understands.

My Father knows just why ’tis best
That I sometimes should find no rest;
Why I am called thro’ trying fires,
Why I’m denied my heart’s desires.

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My Father knows just when ’tis best
To call me unto heav’nly rest;
For me to cease my labors here,
And dwell within His presence dear.

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Then, knowing that my Father knows,
I’ll fear no trials here, nor foes;
Whatever comes, whate’er befall,
My comfort is that He knows all.

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