686. Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord

1 Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
however 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
Title: Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord
Author: Horatius Bonar (1857)
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Christian Life: Submission; Mystery of God's Ways
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick C. Maker (1881)
Key: E♭ Major

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