God Holds the Key

God holds the key of all unknown

Author: John Parker
Tune: [God holds the key of all unknown] (Stebbins)
Published in 19 hymnals

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1. God holds the key of all unknown,
And I am glad;
If other hands should hold the key,
Or if He trusted it to me,
I might be sad, I might be sad.

2. What if tomorrow’s cares were here
Without its rest!
I’d rather He unlocked the day;
And, as the hours swing open, say,
My will is best, My will is best.

3. The very dimness of my sight
Makes me secure;
For, groping in my misty way,
I feel His hand; I hear Him say,
My help is sure, My help is sure.

4. I cannot read His future plans;
But this I know;
I have the smiling of His face,
And all the refuge of His grace,
While here below, while here below.

5. Enough! this covers all my wants,
And so I rest!
For what I cannot, He can see,
And in His care I saved shall be,
Forever blest, forever blest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1947

Author: John Parker

John Parker, born in England, immigrated to the United States about 1847 at the age of 22. He was a Methodist pastor, serving churches in New York and Vermont. He was a chaplain in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. He died in Asbury Park, New York in 1911. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Christian Advocate," Vol. 86, September 28, 1911, P. 1298 (6) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God holds the key of all unknown
Title: God Holds the Key
Author: John Parker
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Complete Mission Praise #183

Audio

Small Church Music #426

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The Cyber Hymnal #1947

Include 16 pre-1979 instances
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