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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 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 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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