717. O God, to thee we raise our eyes

1 O God, to thee we raise our eyes;
Calm resignation we implore;
O let no murmuring thought arise,
But humbly let us still adore.

2 With meek submission may we bear
Each needful cross thou shalt ordain;
Nor think our trials too severe,
Nor dare thy justice to arraign.

3 For though mysterious now thy ways
To erring mortals may appear,
Hereafter we thy name shall praise
For all our keenest sufferings here.

4 Thy needful help, O God, afford,
Nor let us sink in deep despair;
Aid us to trust thy sacred word,
And find our sweetest comfort there.

Text Information
First Line: O God, to thee we raise our eyes
Author: Charlotte Richardson
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: The Christian: Trust and Resignation
Tune Information
Name: YORK
Composer: Edwin Barnes
Meter: L. M.
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: 875, 431, or 301.

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