Father, Thy Will Be Done

Father, Thy will be done, not mine

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: LAMBETH (Schulthes)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Father, Thy will be done, not mine,
Thy only will be done!
To Thee my Isaac I resign,
I render up my son.

2 Without a murmuring wish I give
The child Thou gav’st to me;
Or let him to Thy glory live,
Or let him die to Thee.

3 I dare not deprecate the cross,
Or of my loss complain,
Assured my momentary loss
Is his eternal gain.

4 I hear the providential word,
I bless the will divine;
Remove him from my bosom, Lord,
And take him up to Thine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9221

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, Thy will be done, not mine
Title: Father, Thy Will Be Done
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LAMBETH (Schulthes)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9221
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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