- I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed 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,
Nor 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 noonday fair,
Nor if I walk the vale with Him,
Or meet Him in the air.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Hymns from my childhood: "I Know Whom I Have Believed"
I just happened to come across the Bible verse this morning on which this song is based, II Timothy 1:12. It brought to my mind a song I loved as a child, another hymn nobody ever sings any more. I looked at three or four renditions on YouTube, including one by the Sons of the Pioneers that I was going to use. Then I found this one. We didn't clap our hands to the music in church when I was growing up, but this particular clip made me smile, and it's the one I decided I liked best. It's sung by a church in Northern Ireland.