I worship thee, sweet will of GodAuthor: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 122 hymnals
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1 I worship thee, sweet Will of God,
And all thy ways adore;
And every day I live, I seem
To love thee more and more.
2 I love to see thee bring to naught
The plans of wily men;
Where simple hearts outwit the wise,
Oh, thou art loveliest then.
3 I love to kiss each print where thou
Hast set thine unseen feet;
I cannot fear thee, blessed Will!
Thine empire is so sweet.
4 Ride on, ride on, triumphantly,
Thou glorious Will! ride on;
Faith's pilgrim sons, behind thee, take
The road that thou hast won.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #612
I worship thee, sweet will of God. F. W. Faber. [Will of God.] First published in his Jesus and Mary: or Catholic Hymns, &c, 1849, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines, entitled "The Will of God," and repeated in his Hymns, 1862. In its full form it is not usually found in common use; but broken up into centos it is found as:—
1. He always wins who sides with God. In the American Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, 1864.
2. I worship Thee, sweet Will of God. In several collections in Great Britain and America.
3. I bow before Thy will, 0 God. In Dr. Dale's English Hymn Book 1874.
4. I bow me to Thy will, 0 God. In Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, and others.
5. I love to kiss each print where Thou. In the Church Praise Book, N.Y., 1882.
6. I worship Thee, 0 blessed God. In one or two minor collections.
Through these centos the hymn is widely known in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #437||I worship thee, sweet will of God||I worship thee, sweet will of God||F. W. Faber||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3195||I Worship Thee, Sweet Will of God||I worship thee, sweet will of God||BELMONT||Frederick W. Faber||CM||<cite>Jesus and Mary</cite>, 1849|