719. I Leave All things to God's Direction

1 I leave all things to God's direction;
He loves me both in joy and woe.
His will is good, sure His affection;
His tender love is true, I know.
My fortress and my rock is He:
What pleases God, that pleases me.

2 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 loving grace.
His will supreme must ever be:
What pleases God, that pleases me.

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

4 My God has all things in His keeping;
He is the ever faithful friend.
He gives me laughter after weeping,
And all His ways in blessings end.
His love endures eternally:
What pleases God, that pleases me.

Text Information
First Line: I leave all things to God's direction
Title: I Leave All things to God's Direction
Author: Salomo Franck, 1659-1725
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923 (alt. )
Meter: 98 98 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Tune Information
Name: WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT
Composer: Georg Neumark, 1621-81
Meter: 98 98 88
Key: g minor
Source: Service Book and Hymnal, 1958 (Setting)



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