Does Jesus Care?

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Does Jesus Care?

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797242347993

A tender arrangement of the familiar hymn, this stunning arrangement from Jay Rouse is reverent and comforting. The traditional text is both warm and soothing. For those in need of reassurance Christ really loves and cares for them, this breathtaking hymn will not disappoint. "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."

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Does Jesus Care?
(Updated: November 16, 2018)
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4.5
Choral Integrity 
 
4.0
Textual Quality 
 
4.0
Teachability 
 
5.0
Audience Response 
 
5.0
Whether in times of peril, such as hurricanes or floods, or in days of great personal loss, almost every church congregation goes through periods of spiritual crisis. Whether deep in doubt or despair, or whether worshipers are simply in need of encouragement, nothing soothes like a comforting, familiar piece of music. Although few singers may be of an age to remember this old gospel song, its tender message may be exactly what is needed in the life of the Church from time to time.

The text is an old one (1901) but the words are understandable by most, with a little help. Its text writer (Methodist Minister, Frank Graeff) was no stranger to loss, grief, physical pain, & spiritual doubt, as demonstrated by the deeply meaningful text. This gentle setting by arranger Jay Rouse perfectly maintains the character of the original with fresh harmonies and texture. You will be surprised at how deeply your congregation may receive this quiet anthem.

The Bottom Line

Pros
This is a fresh touch to a beloved turn of the 20th century gem.
Cons
Younger singers & audiences may need help with some of the archaic verbage.
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