I Cannot Tell

Verse 1:

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I cannot tell why He, whom angels worship
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Should set His love upon the sons of men
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Or why, as Shepherd, He should seek the wand’rers
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To bring them back, they know not how or when
            Am        F              C/E   G

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

Verse 2:

I cannot tell how silently He suffered
As with His peace, He graced this place of tears
Or how His heart upon the Cross was broken
The crown of pain to three and thirty years
But this I know, He heals the broken-hearted
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

Verse 3:

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

Verse 4:

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 all the hearts of men with love are filled
But this I know, the skies will 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.