Tune: O WALY WALY

Composer: English folk song, 18th cent.; adapted by Dan Kreider

Author: Dora Greenwell, 1873

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VERSE 1:
I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned;
I only know that at His right hand
Is One Who is my Savior!

VERSE 2:
I take Him at His word indeed;
“Christ died for sinners”—this I read;
For in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my Savior!

VERSE 3:
That He should leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die,
You count it strange? So once did I,
Before I knew my Savior!

VERSE 4:
And oh, that He fulfilled may see
The labor of His soul in me,
And with His work contented be,
As I with my dear Savior!

VERSE 5:
Yes, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this Spring;
That He Who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior!