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Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long?

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 Saviour cares.

Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near?

Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief there is no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long?

Does Jesus care when I’ve said, “Goodbye”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks,
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?

Some people bear more burdens and sorrow than others. Perhaps someone reading this may be wondering if God cares about their problems at all!

Graeff_FrankReverend Frank Graeff, a Methodist minister in the United States in the 19th century, was sometimes called the “Sunshine Minister” because of his cheerful disposition and radiant personality. Children were drawn to him because of this. However, Graeff suffered a series of heart-breaking experiences which left him in deep despondency. Eventually he gave himself into the arms of the Lord and found himself singing Joseph Scriven’s familiar words:What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear . Then the words of 1 Peter 5:7 came to his mind: Cast all your care on Him, for He cares for you . This led Graeff to write the comforting words of the above song. May we all be helped by the reminder that in spite of our troubles, questions and doubts, we can believe that Jesus truly does care about us, walks beside us and shares our burdens. He Himself said that we humans are “worth more than many sparrows”, and that God watches over even these. (Matthew 10:29-31)

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S.A. SONG BOOK, 2015 EDITION, #533

Guy Penrod – Does Jesus Care? with 103 year old George Beverly Shea

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The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE in downtown Oshawa are operating under COVID restrictions. If you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

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