I Am Not Skilled to Understand

I am not skilled to understand

Author: Dora Greenwell (1873)
Tune: GREENWELL
Published in 67 hymnals

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1 I am not skilled to understand
what God has willed, what God has planned;
I only know that at his right hand
is One who is my Savior!

2 I take him at his word indeed:
“Christ died for sinners,” this I read;
for in my heart I find a need
of him to be my Savior!

3 That he should leave his place on high
and come for sinful man to die,
you count it strange? So once did I,
before I knew my Savior!

4 And oh, that he fulfilled may see
the travail of his soul in me,
and with his work contented be,
as I with my dear Savior!

5 Yes, living, dying, let me bring
my strength, my solace from this spring;
that he who lives to be my King
once died to be my Savior.


Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #459

Author: Dora Greenwell

Greenwell, Dorothy, commonly known as "Dora Greenwell," was born at Greenwell Ford, Durham, in 1821; resided at Ovingham Rectory, Northumberland (1848); Golborne Rectory, Lancashire; Durham (1854), and Clifton, near Bristol, where she died in 1882. Her works include Poems, 1848; The Patience of Hope, 1861; The Life of Lacordaire; A Present Heaven; Two Friends; Songs of Salvation, 1874, &c. Her Life, by W. Dorling, was published in 1885. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology  Go to person page >

Notes

I am not skilled to understand . Dorothy Greenwell. [Jesus the Saviour.] From her Songs of Salvation, 1873, p. 4, entitled "Redemption," into the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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The Cyber Hymnal #2717
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Small Church Music #1972
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Small Church Music #3744
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Small Church Music #6601
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Instances

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #287
Complete Mission Praise #257
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #221
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #432Text
Hymns of Faith #333TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #281
Sing Joyfully #287Text
Singing the Faith #349
Small Church Music #479Audio
Small Church Music #1972Audio
Small Church Music #3744Audio
Small Church Music #6601Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #263
The Cyber Hymnal #2717TextScoreAudio
The Worshiping Church #480Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #459TextPage Scan
Include 51 pre-1979 instances



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