Scripture Verse

He knows the way that I take.@Job 23:10
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gems of Song, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key & Hubert Main (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), num­ber 136. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Grace Fran­ces, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Dan Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

He knows: let this my comfort be;
He knows the path designed for me;
A healing balm for all my woes—
O blessèd thought! my Savior knows.

Refrain

My prayer for strength to Him is known,
Tho’ breathed in secret and alone;
The weary heart, the tear that flows,
O blessèd thought! my Savior knows!

The thorns that pierce my weary feet;
The low’ring clouds, the storms that beat;
And then, with bliss of calm repose,
O blessèd thought! my Savior knows.

Refrain

He knows: let this suffice for me;
He knows the end I cannot see;
Then let my anxious heart be still,
And patient, wait my Savior’s will.

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