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.


               I know not how this saving faith

               to me he did impart,

               nor how believing in his word

               wrought peace within my heart.



              I know not how the Spirit moves,

               convincing us of sin,

               revealing Jesus through the word,

               creating faith in him.



              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.