Welcome!  Hymns have been and continue to be a real source of inspiration to me.  My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need.  If one of these hymns ministers to you, please take time to leave a comment so that I know that my blog is helping others as much as it helps me. Sometimes I will also provide a link where you can go to hear the hymn played.  So, please join me here each week and sing along as we praise God together.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SOMEONE WHO CARES


One of my pet peeves are the many folks who pass me and say "how are you doing?".  Most of the time they don't even pause long enough for an answer.  And actually they probably don't really want an answer.  In fact, they don't even care how I am doing, it is just a passing greeting.  And unfortunately in today's society most people don't really care.  One is fortunate to have someone who cares and shares your troubles and concerns.  That might have been the reason behind the writing of this song.  There is one who does care, Jesus Christ.  And the scripture tells us to cast all of our burdens upon Him, for He cares for us.  It appears that the writer of this song was Jimmie Davis who also recorded it.   James Houston "Jimmie" Davis (1899 – 2000) was a singer of both sacred and popular songs who served for two nonconsecutive terms as the governor of his native Louisiana, USA.  Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. Davis was born to a sharecropping couple,  in the now-ghost town of Beech Springs in north Louisiana. His family was so poor that young Jimmie did not even have a bed in which to sleep until he was nine years old. He later became a close friend of the North Dakota-born band leader Lawrence Welk who frequently reminded viewers of his television program of his association with Davis.  Now I don't know what you might be going through at this time in your life.  But if you are feeling discouraged and lonely, hopefully this song will remind you that you really aren't alone.  You have a friend who cares and will never leave you alone.  Claim that truth as you review the words of this week's choice.


When the world seems cold and your friends seem few, 
There is someone who cares for you; 
When you've tears in your eyes, your heart bleeds inside, 
There is someone who cares for you. 
Someone to care, someone to share, 
All your troubles like no other can do; 
He'll come down from the skies, brush the tears from your eyes, 
You're His child and He cares for you. 

When your disappointments come and you feel so blue, 
There is someone who cares for you; 
And when you need a friend, a friend till the end, 
There is someone who's a friend to you. 
Someone to care, someone to share, 
All your troubles like no other can do; 
He'll come down from the skies, brush the tears from your eyes, 
You're His child and He cares for you. 
He'll come down from the skies, brush the tears from your eyes, 
You're His child and He cares for you. 

It was difficult to find an appropriate video for this song, but here is one that was part of an altar call.  You only need to watch the first part to hear the complete song since the song is repeated over and over.    LISTEN

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