480. I Am Not Skilled to Understand

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

2 I take him at his word and deed;
“Christ died to save me,” this I read;
and 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 sinners here to die;
you find it strange? So once did I,
before I knew my Savior.

4 I hope that Christ my Lord may see
fulfillment of his work in me;
and with his child contented be
as I with my dear Savior!

5 Yes, living, dying, let me bring
my strength, my comfort 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: Dorothy Greenwell (1873, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.8.8.7.
Scripture: Romans 5:6-8; Romans 14:8; 1 Corinthians 2:7; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 3:16; Acts 5:31
Topic: Redemption in Christ: Christ's Saving Work; Adoration: of Jesus Christ
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GREENWELL
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick (1885)
Meter: 8.8.8.7.
Key: D Major



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