553. In all my ways, in every task

1 In all my ways, in every task,
the counsel of my God I ask,
who rules all things aright;
unless he guides both thought and deed
the wisest plans cannot succeed;
in vain is human might.

2 I lean upon his mighty arm;
he keeps me safe from every harm
and all calamity.
If by his guidance I shall live,
whatever's useful he will give,
and naught can injure me.

3 To those I love he will be near,
their heart with bounteous gifts will cheer;
he is my shield and theirs;
and he will grant beyond our thought
what they and I alike have sought
with all our fervent prayers.

4 Then let me never be afraid,
but trust in him who all has made;
on him reliant rest.
Through life, wherever I may go,
my loving God will always know
what for my need is best.

Text Information
First Line: In all my ways, in every task
Author: Paul Flemming, 1609-40
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)
Meter: 886.886
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Confirmation Service; Faith; Fear (7 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johannes Paul Löhe, 1869-1952
Meter: 886.886
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Music from the "Lutheran Hymnal" 1973 by permission Open Book Publishers

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