3590. Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care

1. Lord, it belongs not to my care
Whether I die or live;
To love and serve Thee is my share,
And this Thy grace must give.

2. If life be long, I will be glad,
That I may long obey;
If short, yet why should I be sad
To welcome endless day?

3. Christ leads me through no darker rooms
Than He went through before;
He that unto God’s kingdom comes
Must enter by this door.

4. Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet
Thy blessèd face to see;
For if Thy work on earth be sweet
What will Thy glory be!

5. Then I shall end my sad complaints
And weary sinful days,
And join with the triumphant saints
That sing my Savior’s praise.

6. My knowledge of that life is small,
The eye of faith is dim;
But ’tis enough that Christ knows all,
And I shall be with Him.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, it belongs not to my care
Title: Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care
Author: Richard Baxter (1681)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Poetical Fragments, 1681
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: The following notation accompanied the hymn: "This Covenant my dear Wife in her former Sickness subscribed with a Cheerful will." Alternate tunes: DIBDIN, melody from the Standard Psalm Tune-Book, 1842; at­trib­ut­ed there­in to Dr. Jack­son; ST. HUGH (HOPKINS), Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, 1862
Tune Information
Name: EVAN
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1850)
Composer: William Havergal (1847)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 55132 16555 13124
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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