Father, I know that all my life
Is portioned out for me,
And the changes that are sure to come,
I do not fear to see;
But I ask Thee for a present mind
Intent on pleasing Thee.
I ask Thee for a thoughtful love,
Through constant watching wise,
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,
And to wipe the weeping eyes;
And a heart at leisure from itself,
To soothe and sympathize.
I would not have the restless will
That hurries to and fro,
Seeking for some great thing to do,
Or secret thing to know;
I would be treated as a child,
And guided where I go.
Wherever in the world I am,
In whatsoe'er estate,
I have a fellowship with hearts
To keep and cultivate;
And a work of lowly love to do
For the Lord on whom I wait.
So I ask Thee for the daily strength,
To none that ask denied,
And a mind to blend with outward life
While keeping at Thy side;
Content to fill a little space,
If Thou be glorified.
And if some things I do not ask,
In my cup of blessing be,
I would have my spirit filled the more
With grateful love to Thee —
More careful — not to serve Thee much,
But to please Thee perfectly.
There are briers besetting every path,
That call for patient care;
There is a cross in every lot,
And an earnest need for prayer;
But a lowly heart that leans on Thee
Is happy anywhere.
In a service which Thy will appoints,
There are no bonds for me;
For my inmost heart is taught “the truth”
That makes Thy children “free;”
And a life of self–renouncing love,
Is a life of liberty.
Hymns and Meditations, 1873
|First Line:||Father, I know that all my life|
|Author:||Anna Letitia Waring (1850)|
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #457||My Lord, I Know That All My Life||My Lord, I know that all my life||MORNING SONG||Anna Laetitia Waring, 1820-1910||Luke 12:27-32||1982||Care | ; Change | ; Commitment | ; Discernment | ; Fellowship | ; Freedom | ; Love | ; Obedience | ; Service | ; Strength | ; Trust | ; Truth | ; Vocations ||
|Small Church Music #5510||父，我知道我的一生 (Father, I know that all my life)||父，我知道我的一生 (Father, I know that all my life)||[Father I know that all my life]||<a href="/hymnal/hymn1984">Hymnary, 1984 - 聖徒詩歌</a>|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #435||Father, I know that all my life||Father, I know that all my life||Mrs. A. L. Waring||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1476||Father, I Know That All My Life||Father, I know that all my life||MORWELLHAM||Anna Waring||86.86.86||<cite>Hymns and Meditations</cite>, 1850|
|Timeless Truths #531||Contentment||Father, I know that all my life||MORWELLHAM||Anna L. Waring||126.96.36.199.8.6||Psalm 31:15||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Contentment)|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #559||Father, I Know That All My Life||Father, I know that all my life||MORWELLHAM||Anna Laetitia Waring||188.8.131.52.8.6.||Philippians 4; Philippians 4:11||1990||The Christian Life | Obedience; Cheerfulness | ; Christian Service | ; Contentment | ; Daily Living | ; Decrees of God | ; Faith | Living by; Life | Sacredness of; Patience of Christians ||