Scripture Verse

You do not understand now what I am doing, but you will understand later on. John 13:7


Words: An­na H. Gard­ner, in Re­viv­al Hymns (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble In­sti­tute Col­port­age As­so­ci­a­tion, 1905), num­ber 35.

Music: Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gard­ner (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Daniel B. Towner


Just why He saved me, I don’t know,
Nor why it was He loved me so;
But this I know—He is my Lord,
I’m trusting in His blessèd word.


Some day, yes, some day,
When I have heard the angel call,
’Twill all be plain, the loss, the gain;
Yes some day, some day,
I shall know it all.

Just why He whispered, Come to Me,
I cannot know or tell to thee;
But this I know—I heard His voice,
And in His love I now rejoice.


Just why He tries me every day,
And lets new sorrows cross my way,
I cannot tell; but this I know—
He’s with me everywhere I go.


O blessèd knowledge this, that He
Is ever near to comfort me!
So every day I’ll trust and sing,
And to my blessèd Savior cling.