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.

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.

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.

– Daniel Webster Whittle, “I Know Whom I Have Believed” (1883)


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