Monday, 6 April 2015

Does Jesus Care? Hymn History and Lyrics

Does Jesus Care Hymn History

Frank E Graeff is the author of this song. Frank E. Graeff was a minister in the Methodist denomination and served some of its leading churches, in the Philadelphia Conference. He was well known for his sunny disposition.

Frank E Graeff
His sunny disposition was in spite of the severe testing experiences that he had to go through throughout his life. This song was born out of these testing experiences and he comes out still trusting in the love and care of Jesus.

During the testing experience that led to this hymn, Frank E Graeff is reported to have turned to God's word found in 1 Peter 5:7 which states, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you" (NIV). It was after meditating upon this verse that Frank E Graeff wrote the lyrics of this hymn,.







Does Jesus Care Hymn Lyrics


Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long?

Refrain

Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.

Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near?

Refrain

Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief there is no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long?

Refrain

Does Jesus care when I’ve said goodbye
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks,
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?

Refrain

Does Jesus Care Hymn Youtube Video


In the youtube video below,  The Isaacs group sing this timeless and classic hymn, "Does Jesus Care". It is an excellent hymn for the sick, the bereaved and those who have lost hope through hardship. Many also use it as a hymn or song for a funeral.





Classic Christian Music Video Featuring King's Heralds, Denise Barclay, Matt Throgmorten, Steve Darmody etc


A timeless and classic Christian Music video from 3ABN television featuring King's Heralds, Denise Barclay, Matt Throgmorten, Steve Darmody etc singing in the studios of the Three Angels Broadcasting Network in the United States.
Classic Christian Hymns

Christian Music Video: Jeremy Hall, Burchfield Brothers, Hope's Call, Darrell Marshall, Denise Barclay etc


This is a Christian Music video featuring talented musicians on 3ABN television. The musicians include Jeremy Hall, Burchfield Brothers, Hope's Call, Darrell Marshall, Denise Barclay etc.

Joy To The World Lyrics and Story - E T Everett Instrumental Piano Christmas Carol

Joy To The World Story

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) is the author of the words and lyrics of this famous Christmas song that has blessed millions in for hundreds of years. He wrote the words in 1719 and this is just one of the many hymns and carols that he wrote. 

The University of Edinburgh awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1728 in recognition of his contribution to Christian music and enriching the Christian experience through other ways.


This song is based on the second half of Psalm 98 in the bible and was not initially meant to celebrate the first coming of Christ, his birth, but rather his return at the end of the world. 


We are called to celebrate because God, as always, has been true to his word and has finally brought redemption to the house of Israel.


The music to this carol is traditionally thought to have come from the famous George Frederick Handel famous for the Hallelujah Chorus. Scholars are however still not agreed on this.


Isaac Watts has written other songs such as When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, O God Our Help In Ages Past, Jesus Shall Reign where er the Sun and Show Pity Lord O Lord Forgive.



Joy To The World Lyrics


Below are the lyrics of this Christmas carol.


Verse 1

Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her king;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

Verse 2

Joy to the earth! the savior reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

Verse 3

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

Verse 4

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders, wonders, of his love.

Joy To The World Youtube Video


Below is piano rendition of one of the most famous traditional English Christmas carols,  Joy To The World played by E T Everett on 3ABN. This Christmas song is popular among both kids and adults  and I know you will be blessed as you listen to this Christmas hymn.




3ABN Old and Timeless Christmas Music, Carols and Readings Video


This is a very exciting and inspiring collection of traditional English classic Christmas carols and readings from the Kenneth Cox Ministries. You will definitely be blessed by listening and watching this Christmas carols video as seen on 3ABN and the program was entitled, On A Silent Night : An hour of Christmas Carols And Readings

The Best Classic Christmas Carols Collection: Mary Did You Know, Silent Night, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear etc


This is an excellent and exciting collection of some well known Christimas carols sang by some of the most talented musicians that appear on 3ABN. The carols include Mary Did You Know, Silent Night, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear etc

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (3ABN) with lyrics


Reggie and Ladye Love Smith singing one of the most famous praise hymns in Christianity and hymns that focuses our minds on the Trinity doctrine.It is was written by Bishop Heber of Cheshire England.

1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity. 

Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty Hymn Story and Lyrics

Story Behind Classic Hymn : Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty


The author of Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty was Bishop Heber. Bishop Heber was born in Cheshire in England and was termed a model clergyman. He wrote 57 hymns and one critic of his time said he enshrined in his hymns the lyric spirit of Scott and Byron. Tennyson said this was his favorite hymn. It expounds the Doctrine of the Trinity and gives chance and reason for the Christian to praise God, the thrice Holy, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty Lyrics


Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
who wert and art and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye made blind by sin thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 

For more stories and lyrics of popular hymns click here.

Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty Hymn Video


This classic and timeless Christian Music video below includes songs such as My Help, Holy Holy Holy, There is A Quiet Place etc.