571. What Our Father Does Is Well

1 What our Father does is well:
Blessed truth His children tell!
Tho' He send, for plenty, want,
Tho' the harvest store be scant,
Yet we rest upon His love,
Seeking better things above.

2 What our Father does is well.
Shall the wilful heart rebel
If a blessing He withhold
In the field or in the fold?
Is He not Himself to be
All our store eternally?

3 What our Father does is well.
Tho' He sadden hill and dell,
Upward yet our praises rise
For the strength His Word supplies.
He has called us sons of God;
Can we murmur at His rod?

4 What our Father does is well;
May the tho't within us dwell!
Tho' nor milk nor honey flow
In our barren Canaan now,
God can save us in our need,
God can bless us, God can feed.

5 Therefore unto Him we raise
Hymns of glory, songs of praise.
To the Father and the Son
And the Spirit, Three in One,
Honor, might, and glory be
Now and through eternity.


Text Information
First Line: What our Father does is well
Title: What Our Father Does Is Well
German Title: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
Translator: Henry W. Baker (1861)
Author: Benjamin Schmolck (1720, cento)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Times and Seasons: Harvest and Thanksgiving
Tune Information
Key: D Major
Source: "Sächsisches Choralbuch," Leipzig, 1815

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