I Know Not What

I know not what awaits me,

God kindly veils mine eyes;

And o’er each step of my onward way

He makes new scenes to rise;

And every joy He sends me comes

A sweet and glad surprise.

One step I see before me.

‘Tis all I need to see,

The light of heaven more brightly shines,

When earth’s illusions flee;

And sweetly thro’ the silence comes

His loving “Follow Me.”

O blissful lack of wisdom,

‘Tis blessed not to know;

He holds me with His own right hand,

And will not let me go,

And lulls my troubled soul to rest

In Him who loves me so.

So on I go, not knowing,

I would not if I might;

I’d rather walk in the dark with God

Than go alone in the light;

I’d rather walk by faith with Him

Than go alone by sight.

by Philip Bliss


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