497. What Our Father Does Is Well

1 What our Father does is well:
Blessed truth His children tell!
Though He send for plenty want,
Though the harvest-store be scant,
Yet we rest upon His love,
Seeking better things above.

2 What our Father does is well:
Shall the willful heart rebel
If a blessing He withhold
In the field or in the fold?
Is He not Himself to be
All our store eternally?

3 What our Father does is well:
Though He sadden hill and dell,
Upward yet our praises rise
For the strength His Word supplies.
He has called us sons of God:--
Can we murmur at His rod?

4 What our Father does is well:
May the thought within us dwell;
Though nor milk nor honey flow
In this barren land below,
God will save us in our need,
God will bless us, God will feed.

5 Therefore unto Him we raise
Hymns of glory, songs of praise;
To the Father and the Son
And the Spirit, Three in One,
Honor, might and glory be,
Now and through eternity.

Text Information
First Line: What our Father does is well
Title: What Our Father Does Is Well
Original Language: German
Translator: H. W. Baker (1861)
Author: B. Schmolck (1720)
Meter: 7s Six lines
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: Humiliation
Tune Information
Composer: J. P. E. Hartmann (1852)
Meter: 7s Six lines
Key: G Major

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us