I do not ask him why

I cannot understand while walking hand in hand

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I cannot understand while walking hand in hand]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I cannot understand while walking hand in hand
With One on whom I can rely;
Why He should keep from me the way I fain would see,
But I do not ask Him why.

Refrain:
I am trusting Him, trusting Him,
As the days go by;
And tho’ I oft would know why He should lead me so,
I do not ask Him why.

2 Sometimes my way is led where flowers raise their head,
Sometimes beneath a clouded sky;
And tho’ I oft would know why He does lead me so,
Still I do not ask Him why. [Refrain]

3 In Him alone I trust, tho’ not because I must,
I yield my love to satisfy;
And tho’ my soul He slay, I’ll trust Him in that day,
And I will not ask Him why. [Refrain]

4 So Master, lead me on until my day is gone,
And giltt’ring gems bestud the sky;
And if some starry night my soul should take its flight,
Still I will not ask Thee why. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #30

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I cannot understand while walking hand in hand
Title: I do not ask him why
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: I am trusting him
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements