Ask Ye what great thing I know

Connie Sanchez

John Schwedler 1672-1730 the writer of this hymn was a powerful preacher in Silesia. He was known for being "gifted in prayer".  He often preached relay sermons lasting from early morning until mid afternoon. " The theme of this hymn is the Grace of God through Christ and the joyful confidence imparted to the soul that experienced it. " Quote taken from

The scripture in harmony with this hymn is found in 1 Corinthians chapter 2.  The great thing we know is Jesus Christ the Crucified! Amen?

If you are not familiar with the song read the words for a blessing.

Ask ye what great thing I know,
That delights and stirs me so?
What the high reward I win?
Whose the name I glory in?
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

What is faith’s foundation strong?
What awakes my heart to song?
He who bore my sinful load,
Purchased for me peace with God,
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

Who is He that makes me wise
To discern where duty lies?
Who is He that makes me true
Duty, when discerned to do,
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

Who defeats my fiercest foes?
Who consoles my saddest woes?
Who revives my fainting heart,
Healing all its hidden smart?
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

Who is life in life to me?
Who the death of death will be?
Who will place me on His right,
With the countless hosts of light?
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

This is that great thing I know;
This delights and stirs me so;
Faith in Him who died to save,
Him who triumphed over the grave:
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

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