2862. I Know Not

1. I know not how soon God will call me,
To leave all these scenes here below;
Here trials and troubles befall me,
I care not how soon I may go.

I’m glad that I know not the coming
Of Jesus, my Master, my joy;
But soon He will take me from roaming,
To rest where no fears can annoy.

2. Tonight the death angel may whisper
The summons for me to come home;
And leave here a brother or sister,
My sudden departure to mourn. [Refrain]

3. I know not how soon I’ll be singing
Sweet songs with the ransomed up there;
For ever the anthems are ringing,
O’er Heaven’s dear landscape so fair. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I know not how soon God will call me
Title: I Know Not
Author: John McPherson (1881)
Refrain First Line: I'm glad that I know not the coming
Language: English
Source: Jewels of Praise for Religious Assemblies (Boston, Massachusetts: J. M. Russell, 1881)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: J. F. Kinsey (1892)
Incipit: 34545 34566 61765
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Pearls and Diamonds for the Sunday School, (Lafayette, Indiana: The Echo Music Company, 1892), number 36
Copyright: Public Domain

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