758. The Will of God Is Always Best

1 The will of God is always best
And shall be done forever;
And they who trust in Him are blest;
He will forsake them never.
He helps indeed
In time of need;
He chastens with forbearing,
They who depend
On God, their friend,
Shall not be left despairing.

2 God is my comfort and my trust,
My hope and life abiding;
And to His counsel, wise and just,
I yield, in Him confiding.
The very hairs,
His Word declares,
Upon my head He numbers.
By night and day
God is my stay;
He never sleeps nor slumbers.

3 Lord, this I ask, O hear my plea,
Deny me not this favor:
When Satan sorely troubles me,
Then do not let me waver.
O guard me well,
My fear dispel,
Fulfill Your faithful saying:
All who believe
By grace receive
An answer to their praying.

4 When life's brief course on earth is run
And I this world am leaving,
Grant me to say, "Your will be done,"
Your faithful Word believing.
My dearest Friend, I now commend
My soul into Your keeping;
From sin and hell,
And death as well,
By You the vict'ry reaping.

Text Information
First Line: The will of God is always best
Title: The Will of God Is Always Best
Original Language: German
Author: Albrecht von Preussen, 1490-1568
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Death and Burial
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Tr.) alt.
Tune Information
Name: WAS MEIN GOTT WILL (Isorhythmic)
Composer: Claudin de Sermisy, c. 1490-1562
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: g minor
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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