575. My God and Father, day by day

1 My God and Father, day by day,
Far from my home in life's rough way,
O teach me from my heart to say,
"Thy will be done."

2 Though dark my path and sad my lot,
Let me be still and murmur not,
Or breathe the prayer divinely taught,
"Thy will be done."

3 What though in lonely grief I sigh
For friends belov'd, no longer nigh,
Submissive still would I reply,
"Thy will be done."

4 If thou shouldst call me to resign
What most I prize, it ne'er was mine;
I only yield thee what was thine,
"Thy will be done."

5 Let but my fainting heart be blest
With thy sweet Spirit for its guest,
My God, to thee I leave the rest:
"Thy will be done."

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: My God and Father, day by day
Author: Charlotte Elliott (1834)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 4.
Scripture: Matthew 6:10
Topic: Christian Life: Submission; Comfort; God: Will of
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ALMSGIVING
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 8. 8. 8. 4.
Key: G Major or modal



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