Scripture Verse

He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Words: Fan­ny E. Staf­ford, 1905. First pub­lished in The Chris­tian En­dea­vor World (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts).

Music: Montevideo Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Staf­ford (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Homer A. Rodeheaver (1880–1955)

[Stafford] was a semi-in­va­lid for ma­ny years, and was subject to dis­cour­age­ment and de­press­ion. But one day the Lord spoke to her heart and brought spe­cial peace and com­fort.

Wanting to share the bless­ing, she wrote some lines of verse on a post­card, and sent them to gos­pel mu­sician Ho­mer Ro­de­hea­ver—whom she’d never met.

Timidly she asked if the words were worth set­ting to mu­sic. He thought they were, and he did.

Bob Cottrill (1941–2019)
Wordwise Hymns


Somebody knows when your heart aches,
And ev­ery­thing seems to go wrong;
Somebody knows when the sha­dows
Need chas­ing away with a song;
Somebody knows when you’re lone­ly,
Tired, dis­cour­aged and blue;
Somebody wants you to know Him,
And know that He dear­ly loves you.

Somebody cares when you’re tempt­ed,
And your mind grows diz­zy and dim;
Somebody cares when you’re weak­est,
And farth­est away from Him;
Somebody grieves when you’re fall­en,
You are not lost from His sight;
Somebody waits for your com­ing,
And He’ll drive the gloom from your night.

Somebody loves you when wea­ry;
Somebody loves you when strong;
Always is wait­ing to help you,
He watches you—one of the throng
Needing His friend­ship so ho­ly,
Needing His watch­care so true;
His name? We call His name Je­sus;
He loves ev­ery­one, He loves you.