He knows, he knows

I know not what awaits me, God kindly veils mine eyes

Author: Mary G. Brainard (1869)
Tune: [I know not what awaits me]
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 I know not what shall befall me,
God hangs a mist o'er my eyes,
And at each step in my onward way,
He makes new scenes to arise,
And ev'ry joy he sends to me
Is a strange and sweet surprise.

Chorus:
Not knowing, not knowing,
I'll follow Jesus my Savior,
Not knowing, not knowing,
I'll follow where'er he leads.

2 Oh, restful, blissful, darkness,
'Tis blessed not to know,
It keeps me still in the arms of God,
Which will not let me go;
My soul is hushed to peaceful rest
In the heart that loves me so. [Chorus]

3 So I go onward, not knowing,
I would not if I might,
I'd rather walk in the dark with God
Than walk alone in the light,
I'd rather walk with him by faith
Than walk alone by sight. [Chorus]

Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #56

Author: Mary G. Brainard

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 >

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First Line: I know not what awaits me, God kindly veils mine eyes
Title: He knows, he knows
Author: Mary G. Brainard (1869)
Meter: 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6.8.6.8.6
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Where he may lead, I'll follow
Copyright: Public Domain

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