Whittle was a soldier during the Civil War and he committed his life to Jesus when he was reading a New Testament that his mother gave to him before he went to war.
When the war ended Whittle began preaching in evangelistic services and for over 25 years he led revivals throughout the United States. He was a hymn writer and many of his hymns became very popular during the tent revival meetings. You know many of his hymns, “Showers of Blessing” and “Moment by Moment.” His most familiar hymn is “I Know Whom I Have Believed” which is a confession that every believer must do, not knowing why “God’s wondrous grace to me He hath made known” nor “how this saving faith to me He did impart.” Gladly, we can shout with Paul and Daniel Whittle that, “I know whom I have believed”
Please, read, sing and meditate in this glorious hymn, praising God for His immense mercy and grace for us.
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.
In His service,