Failing in strength when oppressed by my foes

Failing in strength when oppressed by my foes

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Failing in strength when oppressed by my foes] (Ackley)
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1 Failing in strength when opprest by my foes,
Somebody knows, Somebody knows;
Waiting for someone to banish my woes,
Somebody knows,- ’tis Jesus.

Chorus or Quartet:
Somebody knows, Somebody knows,
When I am tempted and tried by my foes;
He is the One who will keep me—
Somebody knows—’tis Jesus.

2 Why should I fear when the care-billows roll?
Somebody knows, Somebody knows;
When the deep shadows sweep over my soul,
Somebody knows,- ’tis Jesus. [Chorus]

3 Wounded and helpless and sick with distress,
Somebody knows, Somebody knows,
Longing for home and a mother’s caress,
Somebody knows,- ’tis Jesus. [Cborus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #191

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley Go to person page >

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First Line: Failing in strength when oppressed by my foes
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Somebody knows



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