573. Thy way, not mine, O Lord

1 Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
How ever dark it be!
Lead me by thine own hand,
Choose out the path for me;
Smooth let it be or rough,
It will be still the best;
Winding or straight, it leads
Right onward to thy rest.

2 The kingdom that I seek
Is thine; so let the way
That leads to it be thine,
Else I must surely stray.
I dare not choose my lot;
I would not if I might:
Choose thou for me, my God,
So shall I walk aright.

3 Take thou my cup, and it
With joy or sorrow fill
As best to thee may seem;
Choose thou my good and ill.
Not mine, not mine the choice
In things or great or small;
Be thou my Guide, my Strength,
My Wisdom, and my All.

Text Information
First Line: Thy way, not mine, O Lord
Author: Horatius Bonar (1857)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 6. 6. 6. 6. D.
Topic: Christian Life: Submission; God: Guide; Mystery of God's Ways
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick C. Maker (1881)
Meter: 6. 6. 6. 6. D.
Key: E♭ Major

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