Scripture Verse

He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Words: Fan­ny E. Staf­ford, 1905. First pub­lished in The Chris­tian En­dea­vor World (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts).

Music: Montevideo Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Homer A. Rodeheaver

[Stafford] was a semi-in­va­lid for ma­ny years, and was subject to dis­cour­age­ment and de­press­ion. But one day the Lord spoke to her heart and brought spe­cial peace and com­fort.

Wanting to share the bless­ing, she wrote some lines of verse on a post­card, and sent them to gos­pel mu­sician Ho­mer Ro­de­hea­ver—whom she’d never met.

Timidly she asked if the words were worth set­ting to mu­sic. He thought they were, and he did.

Bob Cottrill 1941–2019
Wordwise Hymns


Somebody knows when your heart aches,
And everything seems to go wrong;
Somebody knows when the shadows
Need chasing away with a song;
Somebody knows when you’re lonely,
Tired, discouraged and blue;
Somebody wants you to know Him,
And know that He dearly loves you.

Somebody cares when you’re tempted,
And your mind grows dizzy and dim;
Somebody cares when you’re weakest,
And farthest away from Him;
Somebody grieves when you’re fallen,
You are not lost from His sight;
Somebody waits for your coming,
And He’ll drive the gloom from your night.

Somebody loves you when weary;
Somebody loves you when strong;
Always is waiting to help you,
He watches you—one of the throng
Needing His friendship so holy,
Needing His watchcare so true;
His name? We call His name Jesus;
He loves everyone, He loves you.