Only to Know

Only to know that the path I tread
Is the path marked out for me;
That the way, though thorny, rough and steep,
Will lead me nearer to Thee!
Nearer to Thee! nearer to Thee!
Blessed Redeemer, to Thee!
Only to know that the path I tread
Is bringing me nearer to Thee!

Only to know that the cross I see
Is the cross of Calvary,
On which the world's Redeemer died,
To purchase life for me!
Purchased for me! purchased for me!
Only to know that Thy death on the cross
Brings light and life to me.

Only to know that the cross I bear
Is the one picked out for me,
By the gentle hands of my Saviour and Lord;
It cannot too heavy be;
Chosen for me! chosen for me!
Only to know that my loving Lord
Has chosen this cross for me.

Only to know when the day is past,
And the evening shadows come,
That its trials and cares have proved indeed
A "day's march nearer home"!
Nearer my home! nearer my home!
Nearer my beautiful home!
Only to know that each fast-fleeting day
Is bringing me nearer home!

Allie Starbright
(altered)
From Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 839

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me: and the
life which I now live in the
flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me.

 

 

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