I know whom I believe inAuthor: Ernst Moritz Arndt
Published in 7 hymnals
1 I know whom I believe in,
I know what firm abides,
When all around me fading
Away like vapor glides.
I know what lasts forever,
When all things shake and fall,
When wit the wise forsaketh,
And craft doth craft forestall.
2 It is the Light of Glory;
It is my Jesus, King;
It is the Rock I stand on;
It is of this I sing.
He nevermore shall fail me,
Deliv'rer, Shepherd mine,
He lighteth all my darkness,
He makes my path to shine.
3 He whom blood-stained they buried
In the still twilight hour,
He whom God waked from slumber,
He who arose in pow''r:
He for my guilt atoneth,
To me His Spirit gives,
Me with His grace He crowneth:
I live because He lives.
4 I know what I believe in,
I know what standeth fast,
And what, when earth shall crumble,
Uncrumbled, still shall last;
Thro' sorrow it bides with me,
Mine when to death I bow,
In heav'n it will assure me
A crown to deck my brow.
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #651
Ich weiss, woran ich glaube. [The Rock of Salvation.] Written in 1818, and first published 1819 (No. 28) as above in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. In Knapp's Evangelischer Lieder-Schatz, 1837, No. 1396 (ed. 1865, No. 1348), it begins "Ich weiss, an wen ich glaube” The translations in common use are:—
(2) I know Whom I believe in, a translation from Knapp, omitting stanzas ii., iii-, as No. 288 in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880.
- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|American Lutheran Hymnal #651||I Know Whom I Believe In||I know whom I believe in||WEBB||Ernst Moritz Arndt||7 6 7 6 D.||1930||Faith | ; Processionals and Recessionals | General|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #288||I know whom I believe in||1880||The Catechism | The Redeemer|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #288||I know whom I believe in||WEBB (Goodwin)||Ernst Moritz Arndt||No. 13||1908||The Catechism | The Redeemer; Sixth Sunday after Epiphany | ; First Sunday after Easter | ; Eleventh Sunday after Trinity | ; Third Sunday of Advent ||
|Songs of Praise #d116||I know whom I believe in||Ernst Moritz Arndt||1935|
|Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d120||I know whom I believe in||Ernst Moritz Arndt||1935|
|The Chautauqua Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns for Gatherings ... and Young Peoples Organizations #d28||I know whom I believe in||Ernst Moritz Arndt||1925|
|The Pioneer Hymnal #d99||I know whom I believe in||Ernst Moritz Arndt||1952|