11969. Thy will Be Done, I Will Not Fear

1 Thy will be done! I will not fear
The fate provided by Thy love;
Though clouds and darkness shroud me here,
I know that all is bright above.

2 The stars of Heav’n are shining on,
Though these frail eyes are dimmed with tears;
The hopes of earth indeed are gone,
But are not ours th’immortal years?

3 Father, forgive the heart that clings,
Thus trembling, to the things of time;
And bid my soul on angel wings,
Ascend into a purer clime.

4 There shall no doubts disturb its trust,
No sorrows dim celestial love;
But these afflictions of the dust,
Like shadows of the night, remove.

5 E’en now, above, there’s radiant day,
While clouds and darkness brood below;
Then, Father, joyful on my way
To drink the bitter cup I go.

Text Information
First Line: Thy will be done! I will not fear
Title: Thy will Be Done, I Will Not Fear
Author: Jane E. Roscoe
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion by E. B. Hall (Providence: Cranston: 1837)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1824)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music (3rd ed.) 1825
Copyright: Public Domain

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