I cannot tell why he, whom angels worshipAuthor: William Y. Fullerton (c. 1920)
Tune: LONDONDERRY AIR
Published in 25 hymnals
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1 I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship,
should set his love upon the sons of men,
or why, as Shepherd, he should seek the wanderers,
to bring them back, they know not how or when.
But this I know, that he was born of Mary
when Bethl'em's manger was his only home,
and that he lived at Nazareth and laboured,
and so the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is come.
2 I cannot tell how silently he suffered,
as with his peace he graced this place of tears,
or how his heart upon the cross was broken,
the crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, he heals the broken-hearted
and stays our sin and calms our lurking fear
and lifts the burden from the heavy laden;
for still the Saviour, Saviour of the world is here.
3 I cannot tell how he will win the nations,
how he will claim his earthly heritage,
how satisfy the needs and aspirations
of east and west, of sinner and of sage.
But this I know, all flesh shall see his glory,
and he shall reap the harvest he has sown,
and some glad day his sun will shine in splendour
when he the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is known.
4 I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,
when at his bidding every storm is stilled,
or who can say how great the jubilation
when every heart with love and joy is filled.
But this I know, the skies will thrill with rapture,
and myriad myriad human voices sing,
and earth to heav'n, and heav'n to earth, will answer,
'at last the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is King!'
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #666
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|Title:||I Cannot Tell|
|Author:||William Y. Fullerton (c. 1920)|
|Instances (1 - 17 of 17)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #666||I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Young Fullerton (1857-1932)||11 10 11 10 11 10 11 I2||Luke 2; 1 Peter 2:21-25; Revelation 7:9-17||2013||Children and All-Age Worship | ; Church year | Passiontide; Fear | ; Future hope | ; Jesus | coming again; Jesus | life and ministry; Other Saints and Festivals | St Stephen; Other Saints and Festivals | Joseph of Nazareth; Proper 22 | Year C; The First Sunday of Christmas | Year A; The Third Sunday of Easter | Year B|
|Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #327||I cannot tell||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Y. Fullerton||2008|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #54||I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY||William Young Fullerton, 1857-1932||11 10 11 10 D||1 John 4:14; Isaiah 40:5; John 4:42; Luke 2:6-7; Luke 2:39-40; Luke 3:6; Luke 15:3-7; Mark 15:24; Mark 15:34; Matthew 11:28||2000||Christmas | ; Christmas I | Year A|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #303||I cannot tell||I cannot tell how he whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Young Fullerton, 1857-1932||11 10 11 10 11 10 11 12||Isaiah 40:5; Isaiah 61:1-3; John 3:3; John 4:42; John 10:11-16; Luke 2:7; Luke 8:22-25; Mark 4:26-29; Mark 4:35-41; Matthew 8:23-27; Matthew 11:28-30; Psalm 2:8; Psalm 137:3; Revelation 5:11-14||2000||Hope and Consolation | ; Redemption and Salvation | ; Year A | Lent 2; Year A | Lent 3; Year A | Proper 9; Year B | Advent 2; Year B | Advent 3; Year B | Easter 4; Year B | Proper 7; Year B | Trinity Sunday; Year C | Easter 3; Year C | Second Sunday Before Lent; Years A, B, and C | Christmas Day|
|Complete Mission Praise #266||I cannot tell why he, whom angels||11 10 11 10 11 10 11 12||2000|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #238||I cannot tell why He, whom angels worship||I cannot tell why He, whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Y. Fullerton||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #194||I cannot tell why he whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||W. Y. Fullerton (1857-1932)||11 10 11 10 11 10 11 12||1987||God, Saviour | Returning and Triumphant; Advent 1 | The Advent Hope; Epiphany 3, Revelation | Signs of Glory|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #226||I cannot tell why he, whom angels||11 10 11 10 11 10 11 12||1996|
|Renew! #160||I Cannot Tell||I cannot tell why he whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Y. Fullerton||188.8.131.52.D||1995|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #255||I cannot tell why He whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||1985|
|Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #437||I cannot tell why he, whom angels||11 10 11 10 11 10 11 12||1999|
|Singing the Faith #350||I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Young Fullerton, 1857-1932||11 10 11 10 11 10 11 12||1 John 4:14; Acts 8:32; Galatians 4:4-5; Hebrews 1:6; Hosea 2:21-23; Isaiah 40:5; Isaiah 61:1; John 1:43-51; John 4:42; John 10:11; Luke 2:5-7; Luke 2:10-12; Luke 2:39-50; Luke 2:51; Luke 3:6; Luke 4:14-21; Luke 15:1-3; Luke 15:11; Mark 4:35-41; Matthew 1:16-21; Matthew 2:23; Matthew 11:25-30; Matthew 18:12; Matthew 24:30-35; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 14:15-16||2011||The Promised Christ: Advent | ; Jesus Christ the Saviour: Lord of All ||
|Small Church Music #294||I cannot tell why He Whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Y. Fullerton|
|The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #43||I cannot tell why He, whom angels worship||2006|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #488||I Cannot Tell||I cannot tell why he whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Y. Fullerton, 1857-1932||184.108.40.206.D.||Matthew 11:28-30; Luke 2:4-7; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 7:9-10||1996||Bible Narratives | ; Incarnation | ; Jesus Christ | Redeemer; Joy in Christ ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #2749||I Cannot Tell||I cannot tell why He whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY||William Y. Fullerton||220.127.116.11 D|
|The Worshiping Church #109||I Cannot Tell||I cannot tell why he whom angels worship||LONDONDERRY AIR||William Y. Fullerton||18.104.22.168.D.||2 Timothy 1:12; Isaiah 40:5; Luke 4:18; Luke 15:5-6||1990||Jesus Christ | Physician|