19. It May Be the Best for Me

1. I often wonder why it is,
While some are happy and free,
That I am tried and sore oppressed,
But it may be the best for me.

Chorus:
It may be the best for me,
It may be the best for me,
The Lord knows the way
And I will obey,
It may be the best for me.

2. Some have the wealth to throw away,
While I am compelled to be
In want almost from day to day,
But it may be the best for me.

3. I think of children with parents at home,
What joy and comfort they see,
While mine are gone and I am alone,
But it may be the best for me.

4. Some walk in paths with flowers strewn,
No burdens, no misery,
While I must bear my cross alone,
But it may be the best for me.

Text Information
First Line: I often wonder why it is
Title: It May Be the Best for Me
Original Language: English
Author: C.A. Tindley
Refrain First Line: It may be the best for me
Language: English
Publication Date: 1909
Copyright: Copyright, 1905, by C.A. Tindley
Notes: This hymn most likely appeared in the first edition of "Soul Echoes" (1905)
Tune Information
Name: [I often wonder why it is]
Composer: C. A. Tindley (1905)
Arranger: F. A. Clark
Incipit: 53321 565
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Copyright, 1905, by C.A. Tindley
Notes: Now Public Domain



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