Content, O Lord, and free from fear

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1 Content, O Lord, and free from fear,
I calmly trust in Thee;
I murmur not within the sphere
Thy love assigns to me.

2 I leave to Thy disposing hand,
Events I cannot mold;
With steadfast faith serene I stand,
And see Thy plan unfold.

3 The service which the Master finds,
It is my joy to share;
The burden which Thy wisdom binds,
With patient hope I bear.

4 To duty's call the voice of God,
My heart responsive cries;
Beneath affliction's chastening rod,
My soul submissive lies.


Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #214

Author: Samuel Wolcott

Wolcott, Samuel, D.D., was born at South Windsor, Connecticut, July 2, 1813, and educated at Yale College, 1833, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1837. From 1840 to 1842 he was a missionary in Syria. On his return to America he was successively pastor of several Congregational congregations, including Belchestown, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Chicago, &c. He was also for some time Secretary of the Ohio Home Missionary Society. He died at Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Feb. 24, 1886. His hymnwriting began late in life, but has extended to more than 200 hymns, many of which are still in manuscript. Those of his hymns which have come into common use include:— 1. All thy realms in midnight shrouded. Mission. In the Oberlin Manual… Go to person page >

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First Line: Content, O Lord, and free from fear
Author: Samuel Wolcott
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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