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Posted:  01 Dec 2005 20:00
Searched yrs-if you would have known me before I knew him
Posted:  03 Dec 2005 07:10
Hi Metoo267,

Here's what I could find. Couldn't find author or composition date, but I was able to track down these lyrics.

1.
Just an old rejected relic on the auction block
They decided to throw me away
The auctioneer asked, "Who'll take her?"
The room was quiet and still.
And Jesus stepped forward, and He said, "I will".

Refrain
If you had known me before I knew Him,
You would understand why I love Him.
If you had known me before I knew Him,
You would understand my love.

2.
I had not much to offer, just heartache and pain,
and a life that was filled with despair.
For my rags, He gave me riches,
For my fears, He traded peace,
For my whole life, he gave me a blessed release.

Hope this is it. God bless!
Steve
Posted:  20 Dec 2005 05:42
Oh Yes-this is it. I have been ill and not online.
Thank you so much.  I am so excited.
God's Blessings
Posted:  06 Oct 2008 03:01
it's by michael cahill
Posted:  06 Oct 2008 17:10
Murrell Ewing recorded this years ago.
Posted:  13 Jan 2009 22:06
Thank you so much.

Would you happen to know if the sheet music is posted anywhere on line so I could print it? Either piano or guitar music.
Thanks,
Kathy
Posted:  13 Jan 2009 22:17
Sorry,
I'm looking for the music for If you had known me.
Thanks,
kathy
Posted:  26 Jan 2010 04:52
thank you for the lyrics but I really need to get the music
bev.
Posted:  27 Aug 2010 05:17
i head this song on the radio the other day a young girl about 17 yeas old was sing it . that touched my heat trying to find music  i would like to sing it at my church we r having praise night at my church sunday
Posted:  19 Jan 2011 20:39
vs. 3
I was lonely & defeated
until I met the Lord
I was searching for peace in this world
...?
Posted:  20 Jan 2011 06:02
Janet paschal also sings this and it is just beautiful.  I'm sure she's on youtube!
Posted:  24 Feb 2011 14:42
Thanks so much for the lyrics of this powerful song. I woke up this morning with it on my mind. So thankful "HE" didn't throw me away.
Posted:  10 Jul 2011 12:41
Just an old rejected relic on the auction block
They decided to throw me away.
The auctioneer asked, "Who'll take her?"
The room grew quiet and still.
Til Jesus stepped forward, and He said, "I will".


If you had known me before I knew Him,
You’d understand why I love Him.
If you had known me before I knew Him,
You’d understand my love.


I hadn’t much to offer, just heartaches and fear,
and a life that was filled with despair.
For my rags, He gave me riches,
For my fear, He traded peace,
From my old life, He gave me a blessed release.
If you had known me before I knew Him,
You’d understand why I love Him.
If you had known me before I knew Him,
You’d understand my love.
If you had known me before I knew Him,
You’d understand my love.
Posted:  03 Apr 2012 13:14
my youth group sing this song and its amazing its so powerful and touches many hearts.... i love this song and very thankful for the lord
Posted:  28 Mar 2014 02:24
This song was written by Joan Ewing and initially recorded by her husband, the late Merrill Ewing of Lake Charles, Louisiana.  It is called "If You had Known Me".
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