231. Whate'er My God Ordains is right

1 Whate'er my God ordains is right:
his holy will abideth;
I will be still, whate'er he doth,
and follow where he guideth.
He is my God; though dark my road,
he holds me that I shall not fall:
wherefore to him I leave it all.

2 Whate'er my God ordains is right:
he never will deceive me;
he leads me by the proper path;
I know he will not leave me.
I take, content, what he hath sent;
his hand can turn my griefs away,
and patiently I wait his day.

3 Whate'er my God ordains is right:
though now this cup, in drinking,
may bitter seem to my faint heart,
I take it, all unshrinking.
My God is true; each morn anew
sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart,
and pain and sorrow shall depart.

4 Whate'er my God ordains is right:
here shall my stand be taken;
though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
yet am I not forsaken.
My Father's care is round me there;
he holds me that I shall not fall:
and so to him I leave it all.

Text Information
First Line: Whate'er my God ordains is right
Title: Whate'er My God Ordains is right
Author: Samuel Rodigast (1675)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863, alt. 1961)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.4.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Decrees of God; God; God: Holiness and Justice of (5 more...)
Tune Information
Name: WAS GOTT TUT
Composer (attributed to): Severus Gastorius
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.4.8.8.
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Gesangbuch, Weimar, 1681



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