NO ONE EVER CARED FOR ME LIKE JESUS written in 1932
Charles Weigle (1871-1966) spent most of his life as an evangelist; that meant he was on the road a lot. One day, after returning home from evangelistic crusade, he found a note written by his wife. She’d had enough of being an evangelist’s wife; she couldn’t take it anymore. She said she was leaving him, and taking their daughter to live in a city far away.
Charles was heart-broken. What could he do to restore their marriage? He’d thought he was doing the right thing! How could he continue to serve the Lord when he couldn’t even keep his marriage together? He considered suicide. He’d ruined his wife’s life… and thought the solution was to take his own life. He was sure no one really cared for him.
But over time, he began to feel the sustaining love of God. And His grace. The simple truth that God still loved him broke through his depression. Sitting at the piano, he started writing down some thoughts and some notes about how God’s love hadn’t changed… not even for Charles. Despite everything, Jesus had not forsaken him. No one ever cared for him like Jesus.
Read this hymn, and – today – find rest in the tender care of Jesus.
I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus,
since I found in Him a friend so strong and true.
I would tell you how He changed my life completely;
He did something no other friend could do.
No one ever cared for me like Jesus; there’s no other friend so kind as He.
No one else could take the sin and darkness from me; O, how much He cared for me.
All my life was full of sin when Jesus found me;
all my heart was full of misery and woe.
Jesus placed His strong arms about me
and He led me in the way I ought to go. (Chorus)
Ev’ry day He comes to me with new assurance;
more and more I understand His word of love.
But I’ll never know just why He came to save me,
till someday I see His blessed face above. (Chorus)