Better than I know

Christ found me lost in sorrow's night

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Christ found me lost in sorrow's night] (Ackley)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ found me lost in sorrow's night
Upon my soul a crimson blight;
My stain of sin He made as snow,-
He loves me better than I know.

He loves me better than I know;
Wheree'er I stray His love will go0
There is no other loves me so,
He loves me better than I know.

2 He drew me to His loving heart,
And bade me nevermore depart;
No love like His, above, below,-
He loves me better than I know. [Chorus]

3 When I, in weakness, almost fail,
Still does His love for me prevail,
Still does He grace and mercy show;
He loves me better than I know. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #212

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ found me lost in sorrow's night
Title: Better than I know
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: He loves me better than I know
Copyright: Public Domain



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