I Know Not

I know not what lieth before me

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [I know not what lieth before me]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I know not what lieth before me,
What shadows may fall on my way,
But I’m sure that my Lord watches over me,
And brightens each hour of the day.

I know not, I know not,
Yet He who commandeth the stars is my Guide!
I know not, I know not,
But safe in His keeping, I’m satisfied.

2 I know not what sorrows may enter
My life, or what griefs may be mine,
But I’m sure that my Lord will be with me, and
His mercy about me will shine. [Refrain]

3 I know not what burdens will bow me,
Ere duty and labor are past,
But I’m sure that my Lord, if I faithful prove,
Will know me in heaven at last. [Refrain]

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know not what lieth before me
Title: I Know Not
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #1110

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