J. McGranahan


I KNOW not why God’s wondrous grace

To me He hath made known;

Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love

Redeem me for His own.

But I know whom I have believed,

And am persuaded that He is able

To keep that which I’ve committed

Unto Him against that day.


I know not how this saving faith

To me He did impart;

Or how believing in His Word

Wrought peace within my heart.


I know not how the Spirit moves,

Convincing men of sin;

Revealing Jesus through the Word,

Creating faith in Him.


I know not what of good or ill

May be reserved for me;

Of weary ways or golden days

Before His face I see.


I know not when my Lord may come;

At night or noon-day fair,

Nor if I’ll walk the vale with Him,

Or “meet Him in the air.”


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