I know not what awaits me

I know not what awaits me,
  God kindly veils my eyes,
And o’er each step of my onward way
  He makes new scenes to rise;
And every joy He sends me comes
  A sweet and glad surprise.
  Where He may lead I’ll follow,
  My trust in Him repose;
And every hour in perfect peace,
  I’ll sing, “He knows, He knows”;
And every hour in perfect peace,
  I’ll sing, “He knows, He knows.”
One step I see before me,
  ’Tis all I need to see,
The light of heaven more brightly shines
  When earth’s illusions flee;
And sweetly through the silence comes,
  His loving, “Trust in Me!”
Oh, blissful lack of wisdom,
  ’Tis blessed not to know;
He holds me with His own right hand,
  And will not let me go,
And lulls my troubled soul to rest
  In Him who loves me so.
So on I go not knowing;
  I would not if I might;
I’d rather walk in the dark with God
  Than go alone in the light;
I’d rather walk by faith with Him
  Than go alone by sight.

Singapore, Singapore

I am so heartened by this hymn…He knows my everything! There is no need to worry and anxious but to simply trust in His sovereign arrangements. I confess to the Lord that I often exercise my own will. Exactly, I know not what awaits me at this point of time. I'm confused of what the future holds for me but I know all I need to do is just to depend on Him. I pray to Him to always stay in His loving presence and to follow His leading. May He be gracious to us, be the light of heaven that shines in our darkest time.

Heb. 11:1 "Now faith is the substantiation of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." It is such a great blessing to live and walk by faith, not by sight!


United States

Philippians 2:11 "And every tongue should openly confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father." (RCV)

As I am going through a tough trial, which has been ordered by the Father's hand, this hymn came to me. I do believe that "the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the coming glory that is to be revealed upon us." The more suffering, the more glory. Confessing Jesus is Lord not only brought salvation to me but as I call, O Lord Jesus, it is still saving me today and brings me to this thought..."He knows, He knows"...for He is in full control. ALL authority has been given to Him in heaven and on earth and under the earth. The coming of the Lord is nearer today than before...let's prepare by simply growing in life to reach maturity to become joint heirs with Christ of God. And our preparing will hasten His return!!!

Philippians 4:5a "...The Lord is near."(RCV)

Archie Soliman

Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines

Hallelujah!! HE KNOWS, HE KNOWS.


Chicago, Il, United States

We're going through a very difficult time right now. This hymn is comforting in that it reminds us the Lord is with us through everything and even though the situation seems dark, He know, He loves and He cares!

Marilu Veale

Long Beach, CA, United States

I always wondered what the words "I'd rather walk in the dark with God than go alone in the light" meant. After all, God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. Yet now, I find myself in a situation where there is no clear path that I can see. I have no light from my current knowledge to know how to go forward. And at this point, I don't even want such light of knowledge. I only want my God. I'd rather walk in the dark with God, than go alone in the light; I'd rather walk by faith with Him than go alone by sight.

How precious are the experiences of those who have gone before us and help us by their walking through the dark with the Lord to turn our hearts and our eyes to Him.


San Juan, M.M., Philippines

I love this hymn because it tells me how sweet the Lord is. In my every situation or environment, He is holding me in His own right hand and will never never never let me go.

...and sweetly through the silence comes, His loving, "TRUST IN ME!"

madelene camacam

Santiago City, Isabela, Philippines

This has been my prayer "Lord hold me tight" I know not what awaits me..but one thing I know the Lord is there leading me because He knows...He knows the best for me. This hymn strengthens and encourages me to go on positively in the church life.

Bob Carbrey

Buffalo, NY, United States

Brothers, Rejoice! Rejoice! What a mercy that Our Lord is so priceless that he would allow us to Walk with Him in the dark, to walk by faith, to know the realm of faith, where He is so real and dear, and day by day, not asking our consent, seeking what is best for us, to allow us the privilege to know something of His pricelessness.

Ralph Varner

Selinsgrove, PA, United States

There are songs that reach out and touch our hearts in comfort and assurance. Then there are songs that surround us, hug us, hold us in love that will never let us go. This is indeed one of these songs that blesses us whether we walk in times of sunshine or times of rain. God loves us always and forever.



It is actually tough to learn the lesson of trusting in the Lord. But this is what the Lord desires from us. That is why He never shows us what is ahead of us. Because what we really need is not what is ahead of us but the LORD HIMSELF. As a young person I always want to know my future. But the Lord is so loving to hide it from so that I would trust in HIM. It is a blessing to follow Him wherever HE goes, to walk with HIM in the dark than without HIM even in the brightest light. Let this be our prayer to our Beloved. Lord keep us always by Your side.