Blind Bartimeus

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1 Whence Jesus came, I cannot tell,
Nor why He came to me;
One thing I know, and know it well:
Tho’ I was blind, I see!
I once was blind but now I see!
And that is news enough for me,
And that is news enough for me.

2 When all was dark, Once touch’d my eyes,
And that is all I know;
For light came down from paradise,
And set my soul aglow.
I once was blind but now I see!
And that is light enough for me,
And that is light enough for me.

3 How it was done, I cannot say,
Nor even think nor dream;
Nor why a touch of moistened clay
Should make things what they seem.
I once was blind but now I see!
And that is truth enough for me,
And that is truth enough for me.

4 It is the Son of God! His grace
Makes trembling weakness strong;
Wipes tears away from sorrow’s face,
And teaches grief a song.
I once was blind but now I see!
And that is joy enough for me,
And that is joy enough for me.

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #21

Author: Phoebe Palmer Knapp

Phoebe Palmer Knapp (Mrs. Joseph F.); b. Mar. 9, 1839, New York, d. July 10, 1908, Poland Springs, ME Extended biographical essay available in the DNAH Archives. Go to person page >

Author: Alexander Clark

Clark, Alexander, D.D., born March 10, 1835, died July 6, 1879. Dr. Clark was for many years a Minister of the American Methodist Episcopal Church, and the editor of the Methodist Recorder, published at Pittsburgh. Two of his hymns:— 1. Heavenly Father, bless me now. Lent. 2. Make room for Jesus. Lent. are given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whence Jesus came, I cannot tell
Title: Blind Bartimeus
Author: Phoebe Palmer Knapp
Author: Alexander Clark
Refrain First Line: I once was blind, but now I see
Copyright: Public Domain

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