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, June 17, 2018


          "Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul."  (Psalm 142:2)  David appears to be in a cave, possibly the Cave of Adullam, when he makes this sad plea. He is most likely in a period of great stress and depression.  He is being chased by Saul and his men and his life is in great danger.  He apparently felt isolated, worthless, useless, and in deep despair. He had hit rock bottom. And at that time he felt that nobody really cared.  Have you ever felt the same?  Maybe you do right now.  But if you continue reading Psalm 142 you will notice that David then cries out, O Lord, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.  Give heed to my cry, for I am brought very low."  And God did listen to His child and delivered Him.  We need to be reminded that even in times of great personal despair, God will listen to our pleas. He understands what our sad heart feels and He knows the heartbreaks that we may be going through.  Recently I heard a gospel song with that message that I probably hadn't heard in about four decades.  But I was frustrated when I searched for information about it.  Often I can't find information about why a song was written, but in this case I couldn't even find the words, the author, or anything at all about it.  But then I did discover one old recording (linked below) and I was able to copy the words shown below.  I have a feeling that the Lord wanted me to share this song because one of my readers really needs this assurance this week.  And if not one of my readers, then me.  The words remind us that indeed He is listening to us, no matter what we may be going through.  He wants us to express our needs to Him, even though He already knows them. He loves you and cares for you.  Be encouraged this week as you consider this song which you probably have never heard before.  And if you, like David, happen to be stuck in a cave of despair, just remember that our omnipotent Heavenly Father is listening to you.

1.    No one know what a smile can conceal
But God understands what a sad heart feels
Your problem is never too great or too small
For He sees the tiniest sparrow fall.
He's listening to you
He's listening to you
He knows every heartbreak that your going through
So tell him today that your lonely and blue
Cause He's listening, He's listening to you

2.     When you have pain and your courage is low
The future seems dark and there's nowhere to go
Remember that Jesus is touched with your woe
And He loves you, He  cares and He wants you to know that
He's listening to you
He's listening to you
He knows every heartbreak that your going through
So tell him today that your lonely and blue
Cause he's listening this moment , He's listening
Yes He's listening
He's listening this moment to you.

Listen to it here.   LISTEN


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Jakopanetz said...

Pity we don't know the composer, nor the poet who wrote such a beautiful text. Tipipical for Seventh-day Adventists. Just their gods: Del Deker, King's Heralds, and nobody else.

Anonymous said...

Written by Gordon and Frank Garlock, copyright 1969 by Musical Ministries, source: "We're singing in the Wilds" songbook 3rd edition, compiled by Frank Garlock and Ron Hamilton, copyright 1977 by Hemlock Hills Christian Association