Brainard, Mary G. The hymn "I know not what awaits me" (Confidence and Joy) in the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book 1879; given sometimes as "I know not what shall befall me," is attributed to "Mary G. Brainerd."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >
Arranger: Philip P. Bliss
Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. ... Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. T… Go to person page >
Display Title: He KnowsFirst Line: I know not what awaits meTune Title: [I know not what awaits me]Author: Mary G. Brainard; Philip P. BlissSource: The Congregationalist, 1869; Arrangement in Gospel Hymns No. 3, circa 1876
Display Title: He KnowsFirst Line: I know not what awaits meTune Title: [I know not what awaits me]Author: Mary G. Brainard; P. P. B.Meter: 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11Scripture: Job 23:10Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/He_Knows)