1 I am not skilled to understand
What God hath willed, what God hath planned;
I only know at His right hand
Is One who is my Saviour!
2 I take Him at His word indeed:
“Christ died for sinners,” this I read;
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my Saviour!
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 Saviour!
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 Saviour!
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 Saviour!
Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #68
|First Line:||I am not skilled to understand|
|Title:||I Am Not Skilled to Understand|
|Author:||Dora Greenwell (1873)|
|Meter:||220.127.116.11 D with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||My Savior loves, my Savior lives|
I am not skilled to understand . Dorothy Greenwell. [Jesus the Saviour.] From her Songs of Salvation, 1873, p. 4, entitled "Redemption," into the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)