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Thou knowest, Lord, thou knowest my life's deep story

Thou knowest, Lord, thou knowest my life's deep story

Author: Henry Warburton Hawkes
Tune: CULLINGWORTH
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. Thou knowest, Lord, Thou know’st my life’s deep story,
And all the mingled good and ill I do;
Thou seest my shame, my few stray gleams of glory,
Where I am false and where my soul rings true.

2. Lord, I am glad Thou know’st my inmost being,
Glad Thou dost search the secrets of my heart;
I would not hide one folly from Thy seeing,
Nor shun Thy healing touch to save the smart.

3. Like warp and woof the good and ill are blended,
Nor do I see the pattern that I weave;
Yet in Thy love the whole is comprehended,
And in Thy hand my future lot I leave.

4. Only, dear Lord, make plain the path of duty;
Let not my shame and sorrow weigh me down,
Lest in despair I fail to see its beauty,
And weeping vainly, miss the victor’s crown.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6680

Author: Henry Warburton Hawkes

Hawkes, Henry Warburton, born at Kendal, 1843, for sixteen years minister of the North End Mission, Liverpool, from 1891 to 1900 of the Bootle Free Church, since 1906 of West Kirby Free Church. Editor of Hymns of Help and Songs of Praise, 1882; and Hymns and Sacred Songs for Church and Home. 1891, Reprinted and enlarged, 1898. The edition of 1898 has about 100 of his own hymns and adaptations for popular tunes. 1. Amid the din of earthly strife. Vision of the Christ. 2. Father, Thy dear name we own. Litany. 3. Heavenward lift your banners. Christian Warfare. 4. Peace, perfect peace, the gift of God within. Inward Peace. 5. Thank we now the Lord of heaven. Christmas. 6. Thou knowest, Lord! Thou know'st my life's deep s… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou knowest, Lord, thou knowest my life's deep story
Author: Henry Warburton Hawkes

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