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.
Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

In the Song of Songs the Beloved Christ is repeatedly calling His seeking lover to follow Him: “Come away”, “Come with me”, and “Open to me” – 2:10; 4:8; 5:2. When His voice knocks upon our heart, and we do not know where He will lead us, we can be assured that it will be into a more intimate union and a deeper fellowship of love with Him!

Gracy Nguyen

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Amen. Our only hope and trust is in our God.

And every hour in perfect peace,

I’ll sing, “He knows, He knows. ” Truly He knows!


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.

The real light is God Himself. How can we see the reality of things outside of Him?

We may think that we see clearly about the future, yet our future is in His hand. Why not trust in Him, walk step by step with Him to know Him and His way.

Truly, He is making it for His purpose, for His goal. And we are in it.


Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Praise the Lord Jesus. No matter what awaits me I have already had You, my Lord. I am lack of wisdom in the world but am blissful from You. I am not alone because You hold me with Your right hand and don't want me to go. You make my troubled soul to have rest, because You love me so much! Hallelujah, I love You! I present all myself to You and fully trust You. I want to satisfy You but not people on the earth. In any trial, I will just be simply faith, to walk with You! Thanks for all saints' sharing which was so sweet to me. Let us keep our faith into our Lord Jesus and wait for our new Jerusalem's coming. Hallelujah!

Miebi bamson

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

I can never ever be able to walk alone with Christ Jesus! This hymn is a bread for the spirit, soul and body. Thank You Jesus for all Your love and care.



How wonderful and how sweet. We may not know what's ahead of us, but no matter how miserable and dark the future seems, He is walking with us. It doesn't matter anymore what our path may be. As long as we have Him, everything's okay :) . Many things have passed, time has passed, and people passed us by, but after all these years He is still there, the dearest and nearest to our hearts. How we love You, Lord Jesus. You are so precious to us.

Rita B

Fort Worth, TX, United States

Thank You Lord because my present is not an accident though my future is a mystery.

I will continue to walk by faith with You; than walking alone by sight.

Glory be to God.


United States

This hymn truly expresses my experience over the last almost 9 years. I had no idea what my life would turn out to be all those years ago. Lord thank You that even though I still don't know my future, you know! Hallelujah saints that we don't need to know and that He kindly veils our eye's, all we must keep our eyes on is this dear priceless, precious Person! "Lord Jesus, I would rather walk in the dark with You than be without You in the light!".

Alejandrina Ponce De León Urbina

Querétaro, Mexico

Me identifique muucho con este himno, confiando en el Señor, Él es nuestro mapa.


This morning I was looking for a hymn to sing in church and I started reading all of your comments. It really lifted me up. Thanks for all of you posting on the internet proclaiming and testifying the name of Jesus Christ.


New Jersey, United States

I have to say this is by far my favorite hymn. Some of my brethren find it a bit depressing, but I find it uplighting. To know that I am His, my life is in His hands, and that I lack nothing, fear nothing, because He is in control ... complete control.