429. What God Ordains Is Always Good

1 What God ordains is always good;
His will is just and holy.
As he directs my life for me,
I follow meek and lowly.
My God indeed In ev'ry need
Knows well how he will shield me;
To him, then, I will yield me.

2 What God ordains is always good;
He never will deceive me.
He leads me in his righteous way
And never will he leave me.
I take content What he has sent;
His hand that sends me sadness
Will turn my tears to gladness.

3 What God ordains is always good;
He is my friend and Father.
He will not let me suffer 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.

4 What God ordains is always good.
Though I the cup am drinking
Which savors now of bitterness,
I take it without shrinking.
For after grief God grants relief,
My heart with comfort filling
And all my sorrow stilling.

5 What God ordains is always good;
This truth remains unshaken.
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
I shall not be forsaken.
I fear no harm, For with his arm
He will embrace and shield me;
So to my God I yield me.

Text Information
First Line: What God ordains is always good
Title: What God Ordains Is Always Good
Author: Samuel Rodigast, 1649-1708 (abr.)
Meter: 87 87 44 77
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Trust
Source: Translation The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941, alt.
Tune Information
Name: WAS GOTT TUT
Composer: Severus Gastorious, 1646-82 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 44 77
Key: F Major



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