My Father knows and cares

I do not know, I cannot understand

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [I do not know, I cannot understand]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I do not know, I cannot understand,
Why my Redeemer has such love for me,—
Why He forsook His home in glory-land,
And came to earth my guilty soul to free.

But some sweet morn, in yonder blissful place,
When I with joy shall clasp my Savior’s hand,
And rest my eyes upon His matchless face,
My happy soul will clearly understand.

2 I know not why He should His all resign,
And suffer death to hide my wretched past;
But this I know His priceless love is mine,
And His dear voice will tell me all at last.

Yes, some sweet morn, in yonder blissful place,
When I with joy shall clasp my Savior’s hand,
And rest my eyes upon His matchless face,
My happy soul will clearly understand.

3 Then I will wait, and prize the precious gift,
Until I hear my blessed Lord’s command;
For well I know that He Himself will lift
The veil that hides, and I shall understand.

Yes, some sweet morn, in yonder blissful place,
When I with joy shall clasp my Savior’s hand,
And rest my eyes upon His matchless face,
My happy soul will clearly understand.

Source: Great Revival Hymns #116

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I do not know, I cannot understand
Title: My Father knows and cares
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: He knows and cares

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Instances

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Great Revival Hymns #116

Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d99

Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d52

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d77

Praises #d61

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Revival Praises #104

Sing Hosannas (a revised and enlarged ed. of Let Everybody Sing) #d89

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Winona Hymns #52

World-wide Revival Hymns #d94

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