But This I Know

I do not know the depths of Jesus' love

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I do not know the depths of Jesus' love]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I do not know the depths of Jesus' love,
That brought Him down to earth from heaven above.
Nor why He bore the cross up Calvary
And shed His precious blood so willingly.

But this one thing I know:
That when the crimson flow
Dropped to the earth below,
It fell on me.
My eyes were opened wide,
I saw Him crucified,
And knew for me He died on Calvary.

2 I do not know what pain He suffered there,
The burden of my sin and shame to bear.
It may be well to hide it all from me,
Lest my own heart should break in sympathy. [Refrain]

3 I do not know what I can do, or say,
My debt of gratitude to Him to pay;
But I at least may cry, "O Christ Divine!
Had I a thousand lives they should be Thine." [Refrain]

Source: Favorites Number 2: A Collection of Gospel Songs #34

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 do not know the depths of Jesus' love
Title: But This I Know
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: But this one thing I know
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Christian Hymns and Songs #d69


Favorites Number 2 #34

Hymns of Assurance, Containing 50 New Gospel Songs #d29

Norman Clayton's Favorites No. 1 #d21

The Chancel Choir #d9

The Service Hymnal #95

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