If You But Knew

If you but knew the love so true

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [If you but knew the love so true]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If you but knew the love so true
Of Jesus who has died for you,
You’d come on bended knee and sue
For pard’ning grace,—if you but knew.

If you but knew, if you but knew
The boundless love he has for you,
You’d love him, trust him, serve him, too, —
If you but knew, if you but knew.

2 If you but knew how free his grace,
How strong and tender his embrace,
You’d give the love that is his due,—
If you but new, if you but knew. [Refrain]

3 If you but knew the sweet relief
He gives his people in their grief,
And how their strength he will renew,
You’d trust in him—if you but knew. [Refrain]

4 If you but new the holy might
That put Satanic foes to flight,
How with his pow’r he will endue,
You’d come to him, —if you but knew. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #38

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you but knew the love so true
Title: If You But Knew
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: If you but knew, if you but knew
Copyright: Public Domain



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