1 Commit thy way unto the Lord,
In troubles and distress;
And let his promise be your guard,
Your trust, your hope and peace.
2 All your complaints to him are known
And open to his view;
Your ev'ry sigh and ev'ry groan,
He hears and answers too.
3 His ways and dealings all are just,
Tho' not as man request;
Yet all his dispensations must
Then answer for the best.
4 Tho' pain and sickness bear you down
Like as a heavy load;
Yet all may serve to gain the crown,
Bestow'd on you from God.
5 Here view the footsteps of his love,
And tokens of his grace,
Whom he relieves, he must reprove,
That they may learn his ways.
6 And shouldst thou pass the vale of death,
The Lord will be thy friend;
And breathing of the latest breath,
Thy life in peace shall end.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXI