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]
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1 I know not what awaits me,
God kindly veils mine eyes,
And o’er each step of my onward way
He makes new scenes to rise;
And every joy He sends me, comes
A sweet and glad surprise.

Refrain:
Where He may lead me I’ll follow,
My trust in Him repose,
And every hour in perfect peace
I’ll sing, He knows, He knows;
And every hour in perfect peace
I’ll sing, He knows, He knows.

2 One step I see before me,
’Tis all I need to see,
The light of Heav’n more brightly shines,
When earth’s illusions flee;
And sweetly through the silence, came
His loving “Follow Me.” [Refrain]

3 Oh, blissful lack of wisdom,
’Tis blessed not to know;
He holds me with His own right hand,
And will not let me go,
And lulls my troubled soul to rest
In Him Who loves me so. [Refrain]

4 So on I go not knowing,
I would not if I might;
I’d rather walk in the dark with God
Than go alone in the light;
I’d rather walk in faith with Him
Than go alone by sight. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #1108

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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