The United Methodist Hymnal


I Know Whom I Have Believed

1.	I know not why God's wondrous grace 
	to me he hath made known, 
	nor why, unworthy, Christ in love 
	redeemed me for his own.

	But I know whom I have believed, 
	and am persuaded that he is able 
	to keep that which I've committed
	unto him against that day.

2.	I know not how this saving faith 
	to me he did impart, 
	nor how believing in his word 
	wrought peace within my heart. 

3.	I know not how the Spirit moves,
	convincing us of sin, 
	revealing Jesus through the word, 
	creating faith in him.

4.	I know not when my Lord may come, 
	at night or noonday fair, 
	nor if I walk the vale with him, 
	or meet him in the air. 

WORDS: Daniel W. Whittle, 1883
MUSIC: James McGranahan, 1883
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:12
Theme: Christian Perfection; Faith; New Heaven and a New Earth: Return and Reign of the Lord; Redemption; Triumph