1 Often have I wondered why the King of glory
Chose to give Himself a ransom for my soul;
But when I have finished telling her the story,
I shall learn why grace so free has made me whole.
I shall know it fully on the other shore,
Why His love so deigned to offer me His grace;
Then with clearer vision I shall love Him more,
I shall know it fully when I see His face.
2 In this world of sin I could not live without Him,
He whose loving kindness has been great indeed;
Constant are His arms of pow’r and love about me,
While I prove each moment He is all I need. [Refrain]
3 To this faithful Friend of sinners I am clinging,
Resting on His mercies I am satisfied;
All along the way my trusting heart is singing,
I shall know Him better on the other side. [Refrain]
Born Harold Loes, the American gospel song writer took the middle name Dixon in honour of A. C. Dixon, the pastor of Moody Church at the time. Harry Dixon Loes studied at Moody Bible Institute, and after extensive training in music he served a number of churches with a ministry of music. From 1939 until his retirement he was a member of the music faculty of Moody Bible Institute. He wrote the lyrics for 1,500 gospel songs, and composed 3,000 tunes.
One day in 1915, Paul Rader preached a sermon in Moody Church, in Chicago. His theme was, “All that I want is in Jesus.” In the congregation was young Harry Dixon Loes, then a senior at Moody Bible Institute, where he would eventually teach. Inspired… Go to person page >