My Father knows

I'm a pilgrim and a stranger, Rough and thorny is the road

Author: Mary Hamlin Maxwell
Tune: [I'm a pilgrim and a stranger] (Root)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. I’m a pilgrim and a stranger,
Rough and thorny is the road,
Often in the midst of danger,
But it leads to God.
Clouds of darkness oft distress me;
Great and many are my foes;
Anxious cares and thoughts oppress me;
But my Father knows.

2. Oh, how sweet is this assurance,
’Midst the conflict and the strife,
Although sorrows past endurance
Follow me through life.
Home in prospect can still cheer me:
Yes, and give me sweet repose,
While I feel His presence near me,
For my Father knows.

3. Yes, He sees and knows me daily,
Watches over me in love;
Sends me help when foes assail me,
Bids me look above.
Soon my journey shall be ended,
Life is drawing to a close;
I shall then be well attended—
This my Father knows.

4. I shall then with joy behold Him;
Face to face my Savior see;
Fall with rapture, and adore Him
For His love to me.
Nothing more shall then distress me—
In the land of sweet repose:
Jesus stands engaged to bless me—
This my Father knows.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3030

Author: Mary Hamlin Maxwell

Maxwell, Mary Hamlin, born in 1814, and died in 1853, published in 1849 a volume of Original Hymns, N. Y., in which 107 pieces were included. Her hymn in the Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, 1878, "God hath said, 'For ever blessed'" (Early Piety), is from this work. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907), p. 1579  Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm a pilgrim and a stranger, Rough and thorny is the road
Title: My Father knows
Author: Mary Hamlin Maxwell

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The Cyber Hymnal #3030
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