God’s Wondrous Grace

I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace

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.

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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.
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I know not how the Spirit moves,
Convincing men of sin,
Revealing Jesus through the Word,
Creating faith in Him.
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I know not what of good or ill
May be reserved for me,
Of weary ways or golden days,
Before His face I see.
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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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Lyrics:Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901)
Music:James McGranahan (1840-1907)
Photo: Marge McCoy