Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I Cannot Tell by William Y Fullerton

God has graciously revealed Himself to us in the pages of Scripture....

....but He hasn't revealed everything
I do not know everything there is to know about God, but I can trust Him.  Rather than concentrating on the mysteries, we need to trust the truths.

I cannot tell...but this I know.

This song reminds me that we have a trustworthy God.

I cannot tell how He whom angels worship,
Should stoop to love the peoples of the earth,
Or why as shepherd He should seek the wanderer,
With His mysterious promise of new birth.

But this I know, that He was born of Mary,
When Bethlehem's manger was His only home,
And that He lived at Nazareth and laboured,
And so the Saviour, Saviour of the world is come.

I cannot tell how silently He suffered,
As with His peace, He graced this place of tears,

And how his heart upon the cross was broken,
The crown of pain to three and thirty years.

But this I know, He heals the brokenhearted,
And stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
And lifts the burden from the heavy-laden,
For yet the Saviour, Saviour of the world is here.

I cannot tell how He will win the nations,
How He will claim His earthly heritage.
How satisfy the needs and aspirations,
Of east and west, of sinner and of sage.

But this I know, all flesh shall see His glory,
And He shall reap the harvest He has sown,
And some glad day, His sun shall shine in splendour,
When He the Saviour, Saviour of the world is known.

I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,
When, at His bidding, every storm is stilled,
Or who can say how great the jubilation,
When every heart with perfect love is filled.

But this I know, the skies shall thrill with rapture,
And myriad, myriad human voices sing,
And earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, will answer:
"At last the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is King!"

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