1 Ever content with the ways of my Father:
He knoweth best on what path I should go;
Ever content in the blessed assurance
That I make progress, no matter how show;
Yielding my hands to His fatherly guidance,
Since He on pathways of safety doth lead,
Since He in kindness, when faint grow my footsteps,
Ever my soul in His mercy doth feed.
2 Ever content with the burden He giveth:
He knoweth best what His children can bear;
Ever content, though the load seem oppressive,
Though on all sides there be worry and care.
This is my comfort, this eases my burden,
This makes me cheerful to bear ev'ry cross,
That is my stead Jesus bore all transgressions,
That for my sake He endured untold loss.
3 Ever content--tho' it sometimes appeareth
That He in anger hath hidden His face;
Ever content, for His merciful promise
Bids me believe His assurance of grace.
I am a child of the heavenly Father;
Why, then, should ever my heart fret and fear?
I shall be with Him, in bliss and in glory,
When my Redeemer once more will appear.
Professor Paul E. Kretzman led a group of Lutherans who left church fellowship with some Lutheran congregations in 1956 after he was charged with teaching error in class. He and his followers organized the Lutheran Churches of the Reformation. He wrote several Bible Commentaries and translated many hymns.
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Display Title: Ever Content With The Ways Of My FatherFirst Line: Ever content with the ways of my FatherTune Title: CONTENTMENTAuthor: Paul E. KretzmannMeter: 11 10 11 10 D.Date: 1930Subject: The Christian Life | Cross and Comfort