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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.

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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Gems Number 1 #30

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