Does Jesus Care?

Life can be so hard and confusing sometimes. This week the hymn “Does Jesus Care” has been in my head. A lot has happened in this America the past 5 months, most recently the Boston Bombing. Some might question if God really does care? Frank E. Graeff, 1901 went through some ve­ry dif­fi­cult tri­als. The per­i­od be­fore writ­ing this song was one of great de­spond­en­cy, doubt and phys­ic­al pain. When he turned to God’s Word, 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.He cares for you.” Af­ter med­i­ta­ting on that truth, Graeff wrote these lyri­cs, with the re­sound­ing af­firm­a­tion in the cho­rus, “O yes, He cares…” (info online)
My favorite verse is the third verse! If you are going through a trial, I hope this encourages you.

Does Jesus Care
By Frank Graeff
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?

3 thoughts on “Does Jesus Care?

  1. Gma Davison says:

    Abbey, I love that song. Ur Mom put that song on a piano cd she made years ago. Cause she liked it too!! I guess it runs in the family!

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