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I do not ask, O Lord

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be

Author: Adelaide A. Procter (1862)
Tune: SUBMISSION (Peace)
Published in 117 hymnals

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1 I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
A pleasant road;
I do not ask that Thou wouldst take from me
Aught of its load.

2 For one thing only, Lord, dear Lord, I plead:
Lead me aright,
Tho' strength should falter and though heart should bleed,
Through peace to light.

3 I do not ask my cross to understand,
My way to see;
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand,
And follow Thee.

4 Joy is like restless day, but peace divine
Like quiet night;
Lead me, O Lord, till perfect day shall shine,
Through peace to light.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #204

Author: Adelaide A. Procter

Not to be confused with Adelaide A. Pollard. Adelaide Anne Proctor was born in London, in 1825. Her father, Brian W. Proctor, is well known by his literary nom de guerre of Barry Cornwall. In 1853, Miss Proctor became a contributor to Dickens' "Household Words." Her reputation as a poet was secured by the publication of her first volume of "Legends and Lyrics," in 1858. A second volume was added in 1860. She also published other compositions in poetry and prose. She died in 1864. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be
Title: I do not ask, O Lord
Author: Adelaide A. Procter (1862)
Meter: 10.4.10.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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