God's will is best

Across the mystic maze of years

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Across the mystic maze of years]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Across the mystic maze of years
God draws a veil lest I might see
What grief and pain and weight of tears
Await to cast their lot with me.

Some day I know His face I’ll see,
He only knows when that shall be.
But I’m content with this to rest,
This is God’s way,
It must be best.

2 There is no woe that I must face
Nor evil hand nor gaunt despair,
But God will grant His keeping grace
To stay my soul in comfort there. [Refrain]

3 I am His child, He will not leave
His own to fall beneath the rod.
If wand’ring faith His love should grieve
He will forgive, for He is God. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #154

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Across the mystic maze of years
Title: God's will is best
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Some day I know His face I'll see



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Hymns of the Living Gospel No. 1 #d6

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #154

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