459. I Am Not Skilled to Understand

1 I am not skilled to understand
what God has willed, what God has planned;
I only know that at his right hand
is One who is my Savior!

2 I take him at his word indeed:
“Christ died for sinners,” this I read;
for in my heart I find a need
of him to be my Savior!

3 That he should leave his place on high
and come for sinful man to die,
you count it strange? So once did I,
before I knew my Savior!

4 And oh, that he fulfilled may see
the travail of his soul in me,
and with his work contented be,
as I with my dear Savior!

5 Yes, living, dying, let me bring
my strength, my solace from this spring;
that he who lives to be my King
once died to be my Savior.

Text Information
First Line: I am not skilled to understand
Title: I Am Not Skilled to Understand
Author: Dora Greenwell (1873)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.8.8.7.
Scripture: Acts 5:31; 1 Timothy 1:15
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Salvation by Grace; Christ: Savior; Mystery of God's Ways
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GREENWELL
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1885)
Meter: 8.8.8.7.
Key: D Major



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