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Whate'er it be

I take my portion from thy hand

Author: Elta M. Lewis
Tune: [I take my portion from thy hand]
Published in 18 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. I take my portion from Thy hand,
And do not seek to understand;
For I am blind, while Thou dost see,
Thy will is mine, whate’er it be.

Whate’er it be! whate’er it be!
I do not fear, whate’er it be;
Thy love divine sustaineth me,
Thy will is mine, whate’er it be.

2. When darkness doth Thy face obscure,
And many sorrows I endure,
I think of Christ’s Gethsemane;
Thy will is mine, whate’er it be. [Refrain]

3. When tender joys to me are known,
I render thanks to Thee alone;
I know my cup is filled by Thee;
Thy will is mine, whate’er it be. [Refrain]

4. Thus calmly do I face my lot,
Accept it, Lord, and doubt Thee not;
Lo! all things work for good to me;
Thy will is mine, whate’er it be. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7275

Author: Elta M. Lewis

Late 19th century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I take my portion from thy hand
Title: Whate'er it be
Author: Elta M. Lewis



The Cyber Hymnal #7275
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The Cyber Hymnal #7275

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