Charles Frederick Weigle was born November 20, 1871 in LaFayette, Indiana. As he grew up, his keen interest in music led him to attend the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where he received training that later helped him in his ministry.  Not only did Charles become an inspiring preacher, but he was also a gifted songwriter, having written more than 1,000 songs.

Charles Weigle’s most famous song, “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus,” was the product of one of the darkest periods of his life.  He spent most of his life as an itinerant evangelist and gospel songwriter.  One day after returning home from an evangelistic crusade, he found a note left by his wife of many years.  The note said: “Charlie, I’ve been a fool. I’ve done without a lot of things long enough.  From here on out, I’m getting all I can of what the world owes me.  I know you’ll continue to be a fool for Jesus, but for me—it’s good-bye.” She had had enough of an evangelist’s life and was leaving him.

He later said that he became so despondent during the next several years that there were times when he contemplated suicide.  He even wondered if anyone really cared for him, but after a time, his faith was again restored and he became active for the Lord again.  Soon he felt compelled to write a song that would be a summary of his past tragic experience.

From a heart that had been broken came these words that God gave to comfort him:  “No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus”      (Selected)

“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 that no other friend could do.

All my life was full of sin when Jesus found me. All my heart was full of misery and woe. Jesus placed His strong and loving arms about me, and He led me in the way I ought to go.  


Every day He comes to me with new assurance.  More and more I understand His words of love.  But I’ll never know just why He came to save me, till some day I see His blessed face above. 
No one ever cared for me like Jesus. There’s no friend so kind as He.  No one else could take the sin and darkness from me.  O how much He cared for me.”    

         I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 


















  1. “No one ever cared for me like Jesus”! What wonderful words! How comforting! If you look back over your life, most of you can think of the many times in your life that Jesus cared for you. Of course, we all know how he cared for us by his death on the cross. It is so comforting to know our sins can be forgiven throuh our faith in Him. Today in church, a lady was willing to give up her fiance to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior.. She was willing to submit her life in baptism by immersion where she met His blood given for her. Now she has new life in Christ as she came up out of the water – redeemed! Jesus cared!

  2. Dear Max,
    We are all ready for a fun filled trip with church friends . My prayer is that each one will receive a blessing and it will be a time of relaxing and being renewed in our spirit !
    Thank you for wanting to go another year !
    Love you, Joann

  3. Max, I have always loved this song. It is so encouraging to know that no matter what life throws at us, no one will ever love us like Jesus – therefore, we can persevere. Thanks for your encouraging words. Sorry I didn’t get to speak to you yesterday at church. I hope you and Joanne have a wonderful, fun, relaxing trip.

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