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.





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