527. 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 end his toilsome day.

3 Christ leads me thro' no darker rooms
Than He went thro' before;
He that into God's kingdom comes
Must enter by this door.

4 Come, Lord, when grace has made me meet
Thy blessed 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
Who 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, cento. alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Cross and Comfort
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Tochter Zion," Cologne, 1741

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