529. I Leave All Things to God's Direction

1 I leave all things to God's direction,
He loveth me in weal and woe;
His will is good, true His affection,
With tender love His heart doth glow.
My Fortress and my Rock is He:
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me.

2 My God hath all things in His keeping,
He is the ever faithful Friend;
He grants me laughter after weeping,
And all His ways in blessings end.
His love endures eternally;
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me.

3 The will of God shall be my pleasure
While here on earth is mine abode;
My will is wrong beyond all measure,
It doth not will what pleaseth God.
The Christian's motto e'er must be;
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me.

4 God knows what must be done to save me,
His love for me will never cease;
Upon His hands He did engrave me
With purest gold of living grace.
His will supreme must e'er be:
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me.

5 My God desires the soul's salvation,
Me also He desires to save;
Therefore with Christian resignation
All earthly troubles I will brave.
His will be done eternally:
What pleaseth God, that pleaseth me.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I leave all things to God's direction
Title: I Leave All Things to God's Direction
German Title: Ich halte Gott in allem stille
Translator: August Crull, d. 1923, alt.
Author: Salomo Franck (1685)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Cross and Comfort
Tune Information
Name: WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT
Composer: Georg Neumark (1640)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8.
Key: g minor



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