God speaks
In the stillness of the night
He speaks
In the day so warm and bright
The flaming sunset paints the sky and sets the clouds ablaze
God speaks in all these wondrous ways

God speaks
In the mountains and the plains
He speaks
In the scent of autumn rains
In mighty rivers rushing in their haste to reach the sea
God speaks in you and me.

How can we feel alone with Him so near
Lift up your heart
He sees and hears
When things go wrong and no one seems to care
Just look around
He’s everywhere!

God speaks
In the whiteness of the snow
He speaks
And the flowers begin to grow
His voice is heard in chapel bells and in the peaceful dove
God speaks in every heart that loves

God speaks
In the mountains and the plains
He speaks
In the scent of autumn rains
In mighty rivers rushing in their haste to reach the sea
God speaks in you and me.

  1. I trust in God wherever I may be,
    Upon the land, or on the rolling sea,
    For come what may, from day to day,
    My heav’nly Father watches over me.
  2. Refrain:
    I trust in God, I know He cares for me;
    On mountain bleak or on the stormy sea;
    Though billows roll, He keeps my soul;
    My heav’nly Father watches over me.
  3. He makes the rose an object of His care,
    He guides the eagle through the pathless air,
    And surely He remembers me;
    My heav’nly Father watches over me.
  4. I trust in God, for, in the lion’s den,
    On battlefield, or in the prison pen,
    Through praise or blame, through flood or flame,
    My heav’nly Father watches over me.
  5. The valley may be dark, the shadows deep,
    But, oh, the Shepherd guards His lonely sheep;
    And through the gloom He’ll lead me home,
    My heav’nly Father watches over me.
  1. Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
    Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
    When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
    • Refrain:
      I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
      For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
  2. “Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
    And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
    Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
  3. Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
    When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
    I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

The path that I have trod, has brought me nearer God,
though oft it led through sorrows gates.
Though not the way I’d choose, in my way I might lose,
the joy that yet for me awaits.

[Chorus]
Not what I wish to be, nor where I wish to go.
For who am I that I should choose my way.
The Lord will choose for me, ’tis better far I know.
So let him bid me go; or stay.

The cross that I must bear, if I a crown would wear,
is not the cross that I would take.
But since on me ’tis laid, I’ll take it unafraid;
and bear it for the Master’s sake.

[Chorus]

Submission to the will, of Him who loves me still,
is surety of his love revealed.
My soul shall rise above this world in which I move;
I conquer only when I yield.

  1. I do not know why oft ’round me
    My hopes all shattered seem to be;
    God’s perfect plan I cannot see,
    But someday I’ll understand.
    • Refrain:
      Someday He’ll make it plain to me,
      Someday when I His face shall see;
      Someday from tears I shall be free,
      For someday I shall understand.
  2. I cannot tell the depth of love,
    Which moves the Father’s heart above;
    My faith to test, my love to prove,
    But someday I’ll understand.
  3. Though trials come through passing days,
    My life will still be filled with praise;
    For God will lead through darkened ways,
    But someday I’ll understand.

1 Lonely! no, not lonely
While Jesus standeth by;
His presence always cheers me;
I know that he is nigh.
Friendless? no, not friendless,
For Jesus is my Friend;
I change, but he remaineth,
The same unto the end.

Chorus:
No, never alone, no, never alone;
He has promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.
No, never alone, no, never alone;
He has promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

2 Weary? no, not weary
While leaning on his breast;
My soul hath full enjoyment,
In His eternal rest.
Helpless? yes, so helpless;
But I am leaning hard
On the mighty arm of Jesus,
And he is keeping guard. [Chorus]

3 Waiting? yes, I’m waiting;
He bids me watch and wait;
I only wonder often,
What makes my Lord so late.
Joyful? yes, so joyful,
With joy too deep for words;
A precious, sure foundation,
The joy that is my Lord’s. [Chorus]

When your heart is aching, turn to Jesus,
He’s the dearest Friend that you can know;
-You will find Him standing close beside you,
Waiting peace and comfort to bestow.

Chorus
Heartaches, take them all to Jesus,
Go to Him today,
Do it now without delay.
Heartaches, take them all to Jesus,
He will take your heartaches all away.

There is joy for ev’ry troubled sorrow,
Sweet relief for ev’ry bitter pain,
Jesus Christ is still the great Physician,
No one ever sought His help in vain.

[Repeat Chorus]

Jesus understands, whate’er the trouble,
And He waits to heal your wounded soul.
Will you trust His love so strong and tender?
He alone can make your spirit whole.

1 I sing the love of God, my Father,
Whose Spirit abides within,
Who changes all my grief to gladness,
And pardons me all my sin.
Tho’ clouds may lower, dark and dreary,
Yet He has promised to be near;
He gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And “beauty for ashes,” here.
He gives me joy in place of sorrow;
He gives me love that casts out fear;
He gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And “beauty for ashes,” here.

2 I sing the love of Christ, my Saviour,
Who suffer’d upon the tree,
That in the secret of His presence,
My bondage might freedom be.
He comes “to bind the broken hearted;”
He comes the fainting soul to cheer;
He gives me “oil of joy” for mourning,
And “beauty for ashes,” here.
He gives me joy in place of sorrow;
He gives me love that casts out fear;
He gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And “beauty for ashes,” here.

3 I sing the beauty of the Gospel
That scatters not thorns, but flow’rs,
That bids me scatter smiles and sunbeams
Wherever are lonely hours.
The “garment of His praise” it offers
For “heaviness of spirit,” drear;
It gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And “beauty for ashes,” here.
He gives me joy in place of sorrow;
He gives me love that casts out fear;
He gives me sunshine for my shadow,
And “beauty for ashes,” here.

1 Are you heavy laden and with sorrow tried?
Look to faith to Christ, your Helper, Friend, and Guide;
Think of all your mercies, such a boundless store,
Tears will change to praises as you count them o’er.

Chorus:
Count your mercies, such a boundless store,
Count your mercies, pressed and running o’er,
All your mercies, count them o’er and o’er,
Lost in love and wonder at the boundless store.

2 Think of hidden dangers He has bro’t you thro’,
Of the cares and burdens He has borne for you,
Of His words of comfort in your deepest need,
Count the times when Jesus proved a Friend indeed. [Chorus]

3 Does your pathway darken when the clouds draw near?
Count your many mercies, dry the flowing tear;
Trust Him in the shadows dim and have no fear;
“Heav’n will be the sweeter for the dark down here.” [Chorus]

4 As He looks from heaven down on you and me,
Know you not He chooseth what each day shall be?
Trust His loving wisdom, tho’ the hot tears start,
Give to Him the incense of a grateful heart. [Chorus]

1 Life is not a cloudless journey,
Storms and darkness oft oppress,
But the Father’s changeless mercy,
Comes to cheer the heart’s distress;
Heavy clouds may darkly hover,
Hiding all faith’s view above.
But across the thickest darkness,
Shines the rainbow of His love.

Chorus:
After storm the rainbow shineth
Promise writ in light above;
Even so across our sorrow
Shines the rainbow of His love.

2 Dark the clouds and wild the tempest;
Turn, oh, turn thy longing eyes!
See afar, the Father’s promise,
Out of gloom, in light arise;
See the glowing, gleaming colors,
Father’s love to us they prove;
He hath promised; He is faithful,
‘Tis the rainbow of His love. [Chorus]

3 Never fear, nor be discouraged,
Tho’ life’s journey dark appear,
Travel on, by faith upholden,
“God is love” oh, tho’t of cheer!
When thy path seems hid in shadow,
Look with fearless eyes above;
Spanning o’er thy deepest sorrow,
Shines the rainbow of His love. [Chorus]

1 My heart’s a tuneful harp when Christ abides within,
There’s music in the name of Jesus;
But Satan always strikes the chords of doubt and sin;
I love the gentle touch of Jesus.

Chorus:
O there’s music, sweetest music,
There’s music in the name of Jesus;
O there’s music, heav’nly music,
With Jesus in my soul.

2 How cheering is the voice of heav’nly melody!
How diff’rent is the world’s complaining!
And we may make the choice of what this life shall be,
With promise of the life remaining. [Chorus]

3 When we are dead to Self, then are we dead to sin;
“An undivided heart,” says Jesus;
Till then the Prince of Peace cannot abide within,
With Self there is no room for Jesus. [Chorus]

4 Don’t bind the giant down, nor lay him on the shelf,
Nor leave him dead on Sini’s mountain;
There’s only one sure way to ride the heart of Self,
A burial deep in Calv’ry’s fountain. [Chorus]

5 Then Love begins her life of work, and song, and prayer,
With not a moment lost in sighing;
To save a dying world, is all her tho’t and care
For love is more than self denying. [Chorus]

God understands your sorrow,
He sees the falling tear,
And whispers, “I am with thee;”
then falter not, nor fear.
He understands your longing,
Your deepest grief He shares;
Then let Him bear your burden,
He understands, and cares

God understands your heartache,
He knows the bitter pain;
O, trust Him in the darkness,
you cannot trust in vain.
He understands your longing,
Your deepest grief He shares;
Then let Him bear your burden,
He understands, and cares

God understands your weakness,
He knows the tempter’s power;
And He will walk beside you
however dark the hour.
He understands your longing,
Your deepest grief He shares;
Then let Him bear your burden,
He understands, and cares

1 I must tell Jesus all of my trials;
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me;
He ever loves and cares for His own.

Refrain:
I must tell Jesus!
I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus!
I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

2 I must tell Jesus all of my troubles;
He is a kind, compassionate friend;
If I but ask Him, He will deliver,
Make of my troubles quickly an end. [Refrain]

3 Tempted and tried, I need a great Savior,
One who can help my burdens to bear;
I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus;
He all my cares and sorrows will share. [Refrain]

4 O how the world to evil allures me!
O how my heart is tempted to sin!
I must tell Jesus, and He will help me
Over the world the vict’ry to win. [Refrain]

The cross upon which Jesus died
Is a shelter in which we can hide
And its grace so free is sufficient for me
And deep is its fountain as wide as the sea.

Chorus
There’s room at the cross for you
There’s room at the cross for you
Though millions have come, there’s still room for one
Yes there’s room at the cross for you.

Though millions have found him a friend
And have turned from the sins they have sinned
The Savior still waits to open the gates
And welcome a sinner before it’s too late.

The hand of my Savior is strong
And the love of my Savior is long
Through sunshine or rain, through loss or in gain,
The blood flows from Calvary to cleanse every stain.

1 The love of God is greater far
than tongue or pen can ever tell;
it goes beyond the highest star,
and reaches to the lowest hell.
The wand’ring child is reconciled
by God’s beloved Son.
The aching soul again made whole,
and priceless pardon won.

Refrain:
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
the saints’ and angels’ song.

2 When ancient time shall pass away,
and human thrones and kingdoms fall;
when those who here refuse to pray
on rocks and hills and mountains call;
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
all measureless and strong;
grace will resound the whole earth round—
the saints’ and angels’ song. [Refrain]

3 Could we with ink the ocean fill,
and were the skies of parchment made;
were ev’ry stalk on earth a quill,
and ev’ryone a scribe by trade;
to write the love of God above
would drain the ocean dry;
nor could the scroll contain the whole,
though stretched from sky to sky. [Refrain]

  • Speak to my soul, dear Jesus,
    Speak now in tend’rest tone;
    Whisper in loving-kindness,
    “Thou art not left alone.”
    Open my heart to hear Thee,
    Quickly to hear Thy voice,
    Fill Thou my soul with praises,
    Let me in Thee rejoice.
    • Refrain:
      Speak Thou in softest whispers,
      Whispers of love to me,
      “Thou shalt be always conqu’ror,
      Thou shalt be always free.”
      Speak Thou to me each day, Lord,
      Always in tend’rest tone,
      Let me now hear Thy whisper,
      “Thou art not left alone.”
  • Speak to Thy children ever,
    Lead in the holy way;
    Fill them with joy and gladness,
    Teach them to watch and pray.
    May they in consecration
    Yield their whole lives to Thee,
    Hasten Thy coming kingdom,
    Till our dear Lord we see.
  • Speak now as in the old time
    Thou didst reveal Thy will;
    Let me know all my duty,
    Let me Thy law fulfill.
    Lead me to glorify Thee,
    Help me to show Thy praise,
    Gladly to do Thy bidding,
    Honor Thee all my days.

1. Just when I need Him, Jesus is near,
Just when I falter, just when I fear;
Ready to help me, ready to cheer,
Just when I need Him most.

Refrain:
Just when I need Him most,
Just when I need Him most,
Jesus is near to comfort and cheer,
Just when I need Him most.

2. Just when I need Him, Jesus is true,
Never forsaking, all the way through;
Giving for burdens pleasures anew,
Just when I need Him most.

3. Just when I need Him, Jesus is strong,
Bearing my burdens all the day long;
For all my sorrow giving a song,
Just when I need Him most.

4. Just when I need Him, He is my all,
Answering when upon Him I call;
Tenderly watching lest I should fall,
Just when I need Him most.

  1. O safe to the Rock that is higher than I,
    My soul in its conflicts and sorrows would fly;
    Alone I would perish, undone would I be;
    Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.
    • Refrain:
      Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee,
      Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.
  2. In the calm of the noontide, in sorrow’s lone hour,
    In times when temptation casts o’er me its pow’r;
    In the tempests of life, on its wide, heaving sea,
    Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.
  3. How oft in the conflict, when pressed by the foe,
    I have fled to my Refuge and breathed out my woe;
    How often, when trials like sea billows roll,
    Have I hidden in Thee, O Thou Rock of my soul.

1 Under His wings I am safely abiding.
Tho’ the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him; I know He will keep me.
He has redeemed me, and I am His child.

Refrain:
Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.

2 Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort, and there I am blest. [Refrain]

3 Under His wings, oh, what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me.
Resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore. [Refrain]