I’ve had many tears and sorrows (Through it all)
I’ve had many tears and sorrows (Through it all). Andraé Crouch* (1942–2015).
The song was written in 1971 when Andraé Crouch and The Disciples were on a concert tour in California where the composer was in a time of deep disillusion and disappointment. Minutes after the completion of the song there was an earthquake in the San Fernando Valley where the concert was taking place (Stanislaw and Hustad, 1992, p. 152). The refrain became the title for the autobiography written by Andraé Crouch with Nina Ball in 1974:
Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus; I’ve learned to trust in God. Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon his word.
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