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.
|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 noon-day fair,
Nor if I’ll walk the vale with Him,
Or “meet Him in the air.”
Auckland, New Zealand
Discovered this hymn recently and fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing the lyrics and the music.
Indeed I know whom we have prayed to that He will answer all our prayers in Jesus Name. Jesus Never Fails. He will answer, answer every prayers. Go to Him in Faith believing, He will answer every prayers. Amen. Thanks for uploading this song.
This song means so much to my mother, she would like it sang at her funeral, whenever that might be. She currently is 93, in fantastic health, and loves the Lord very much.
Detroit, MI, United States
As a POW during the Civil War, Daniel Whittle began reading the New Testament his mother had given him as he marched off to war, and he committed his life to Jesus Christ.
After the war, Whittle was promoted to the rank of major and then became a successful businessman. In 1873 he began preaching in evangelistic services, and for a quarter-century he led revivals throughout the United States. He also encouraged some of the leading songwriters of his time and wrote many hymns himself, including "Showers of Blessing" and "Moment by Moment." Whittle penned this hymn in 1883, perhaps thinking back to questions he had asked during his imprisonment. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton
Very re-assuring indeed. Uplifts the spirit. God bless you for this piece.
Inspiring and Assuring indeed.
Sweet assurance indeed.
I first heard this song in high school and have loved it since. It's really great to know that God is Able to keep that which we have committed to Him against that day, whatever it is it's in safe hands!
Redding, California, United States
This hymn has been precious to me since childhood and I sang it to my children in the rocking chair. Now they are grown and their children sing it, too. Thank You, Lord! What comfort and assurance is ours through God's mighty plan in these promises!
2 Timothy 1:12
For which cause also I suffer these things; but I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that He is able to guard my deposit unto that day.
footnote 1 : cause
The apostle suffered for a cause, a cause on the highest plane — the proclaiming of the glad tidings of the gospel of grace and life to establish the churches, and the directing of the saints. Such a cause must have been an encouragement and strengthening to Timothy as he faced the deterioration of the declining churches.
footnote 2: not
So Timothy should not have been ashamed either
footnote 3: whom
The apostle believed not a thing or a matter but a living person, Christ, the Son of the living God, who is the embodiment of divine grace and eternal life. The eternal life in Him is powerful; it is more than able to sustain to the end the one who suffers for His sake, and to preserve him for the inheritance of the coming glory. The grace in Him was more than sufficient to provide His sent one with all he needed for finishing the course of his ministry unto a reward in glory (4:7-8). Hence, He was able to guard that which the apostle had committed unto Him for the day of His return. Such an assurance must also have been an encouragement and strengthening to the enfeebled and sorrowful Timothy.
footnote 4: my
Or, that which I have committed unto Him. The apostle committed his entire being with his glorious future unto the One who was able, through His life and grace, to guard his deposit for the day of His second appearing.
footnote 5: that day
The day of Christ's second appearing.