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589. All Depends on Our Possessing

1 All depends on our possessing
God's free grace and constant blessing,
though all earthly wealth depart.
They who trust with faith unshaken
by their God are not forsaken
and will keep a dauntless heart.

2 God, who hitherto has fed me
and to many joys has led me,
is and ever shall be mine.
God, who did so gently school me
and who daily guides and rules me,
will remain my help divine.

3 When with sorrow I am stricken,
hope my heart anew will quicken,
all my longing shall be stilled.
To your loving-kindness tender
all my being I surrender;
Lord, on you alone I build.

4 Well you know what best to grant me;
all the longing hopes that haunt me,
joy and sorrow, have their day.
I shall doubt your wisdom never;
as you will, so be it ever;
I commit to you my way.

5 If on earth my days should lengthen,
God, my weary soul will strengthen;
all my trust in you I place.
Earthly wealth is not abiding;
like a stream away it's gliding;
safe I anchor in your grace.

Text Information
First Line: All depends on our possessing
Title: All Depends on Our Possessing
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (alt.)
Meter: 8 8 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Grace, Faith; Trust, Guidance
Source: Gesangbuch, Nürnberg, 1676
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Löhner, 1645-1705 (adapt.)
Meter: 8 8 7 D
Key: F Major

Audio recording: MP3
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