Friday, October 2, 2009

Whatever My God Ordains is Right

Whatever my God ordains is right: His holy will abides;
I will be still whatever He does, and follow where He guides.

He is my God; though dark my road,
He holds me that I shall not fall;
Wherefore to Him I leave it all.

Whatever my God ordains is right: He never will deceive me.
He leads me by the proper path; I know He will not leave me.

I take, content, what He has sent;
His hand can turn my griefs away,
And patiently I wait His day.

Whatever my God ordains is right: His loving thought attends me;
No poison can be in the cup that my Physician sends me.

My God is true; each morning new
I’ll trust His grace unending,
My life to Him commending.

Whatever my God ordains is right: He is my Friend and Father;
He suffers naught to do me harm, though many storms may gather.

Now I may know both joy and woe,
Some day I shall see clearly
That He has loved me dearly.

Whatever my God ordains is right: though now this cup, in drinking,
May bitter seem to my faint heart, I take it, all unshrinking.

My God is true; each morning new
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart,
And pain and sorrow shall depart.

Whatever my God ordains is right: here shall my stand be taken;
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine, yet I am not forsaken.

My Father’s care is round me there;
He holds me that I shall not fall:
And so to Him I leave it all.


4 comments:

jan said...

Sister, that is beautiful! Did you write it? Love you

jeri said...

It's an old hymn (1676)by Samuel Rodigast. We need to revive that one don't we?!

Anonymous said...

Estelle Lobban writes:

Hi Jeri, Laurie Mathers recommended your blog - I'm so glad she did!

Thank you for that beautiful old hymn - I also thought you wrote it!

"I take, content, what He has sent" lingers with me since reading your blog a while ago.
And then 2 Corinthians 12:10 this evening - linking up with that phrase plus a reason to be content.
Will visit again - kind regards and thank you, Estelle.

jeri said...

Thanks, Estelle! I'm glad the words of that song helped you, they sure help me too. So glad Laurie sent you over. :)