I know not what the future hathAuthor: John Greenleaf Whittier
Published in 38 hymnals
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1 I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise,
Assured alone that life and death
His mercy underlies.
2 I know not where his islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond his love and care.
3 And so beside the silent sea
I wait the muffled oar:
No harm from him can come to me
On ocean or on shore.
4 And thou, O Lord, by whom are seen
Thy creatures as they be,
Forgive me if too close I lean
My human heart on thee.
5 And if my heart and flesh are weak
To bear an untried pain,
The bruisèd reed thou wilt not break,
But strengthen and sustain.
Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #593a
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2861||I Know Not What the Future Hath||I know not what the future hath||COOLING||John G. Whittier||CM||From his 1867 poem "The Eternal Goodness."|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #238||I Know Not What the Future Has||I know not what the future has||WILTSHIRE||John Greenleaf Whittier||220.127.116.11.||1996||Faith | ; God's Care | ; Hope | ; Mercy | ; Quaker author | ; Trust ||