56. Not Knowing

1 I know not what shall befall me,
God hangs a mist o'er my eyes,
And at each step in my onward way,
He makes new scenes to arise,
And ev'ry joy he sends to me
Is a strange and sweet surprise.

Not knowing, not knowing,
I'll follow Jesus my Savior,
Not knowing, not knowing,
I'll follow where'er he leads.

2 Oh, restful, blissful, darkness,
'Tis blessed not to know,
It keeps me still in the arms of God,
Which will not let me go;
My soul is hushed to peaceful rest
In the heart that loves me so. [Chorus]

3 So I go onward, not knowing,
I would not if I might,
I'd rather walk in the dark with God
Than walk alone in the light,
I'd rather walk with him by faith
Than walk alone by sight. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: I know not what shall befall me
Title: Not Knowing
Author: Miss M. G. Brainard
Refrain First Line: Not knowing, not knowing
Language: English
Publication Date: 1879
Copyright: From "The Garner," by Permission
Tune Information
Name: [I know not what shall befall me]
Composer: Jno. R. Sweney
Key: A♭ Major

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