I Know Not

I know not what lieth before me

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [I know not what lieth before me]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I know not what lieth before me,
What shadows may fall on my way,
But I’m sure that my Lord watches over me,
And brightens each hour of the day.

Refrain:
I know not, I know not,
Yet He who commandeth the stars is my Guide!
I know not, I know not,
But safe in His keeping, I’m satisfied.

2 I know not what sorrows may enter
My life, or what griefs may be mine,
But I’m sure that my Lord will be with me, and
His mercy about me will shine. [Refrain]

3 I know not what burdens will bow me,
Ere duty and labor are past,
But I’m sure that my Lord, if I faithful prove,
Will know me in heaven at last. [Refrain]

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know not what lieth before me
Title: I Know Not
Author: Ida L. Reed
Meter: 9.8.11.8.6.11.6.10
Language: English

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