I don’t know about tomorrow

I don’t know about tomorrow. Ira Forest Stanphill* (1914-1993). Written in 1950 during the break-up of Stanphill’s first marriage, and published in one of Stanphill’s ‘Hymntime’ publications (later sold to Zondervan and now copyrighted under the Singspiration imprint). It is a hymn of trust in God, that has evidently comforted many people, with its message that ‘I don’t know about tomorrow/ I just live from day to day’. It uses homely phrases, such as the skies turning to grey, and the climbing of the golden stairs, and insists that ‘today I’m gonna walk right beside Him/ ’Cause He’s the one who knows what is ahead.’ It is sometimes known by the positive ‘I know who holds tomorrow’, from...

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