This is another of my favorites. It’s how I memorized this verse: “That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12)
One of the things I love about this hymn (and so many others) is the way each verse puts a different focus on this verse which is the chorus. Each verse paints a different picture. Verse 1 is about God’s gift of grace to us. Verse 2 speaks of the peace that we receive from that grace. Verse 3 talks about the Spirit, 4 talks about going through trials and 5 about the coming day of Christ’s return. Each verse points us back to the one in whom we have believed that will lead us through every one of these situations until that day.
My album, “Peaceful Piano Hymns” which will be released on Tuesday, March 16th, here is a little bit of “I Know Whom I Have Believed.”
I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.
But “I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.”
I know not how this saving faith
To me He did impart,
Nor how believing in His Word
Wrought peace within my heart.
I know not how the Spirit moves,
Convincing men of sin,
Revealing Jesus through the Word,
Creating faith in Him.
I know not what of good or ill
May be reserved for me,
Of weary ways or golden days,
Before His face I see.
I know not when my Lord may come,
At night or noonday fair,
Nor if I walk the vale with Him,
Or meet Him in the air.