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I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine

I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine

Author: Mrs. W. H. Olinger
Tune: I WOULD NOT HAVE MY WAY
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine;
I would not walk alone, for I might fall:
Thou knowest what is best, so lead me on;
I'll listen, Lord, I'll hear Thy faintest call.

Refrain:
I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine;
O keep me for Thyself and Thine alone:
When shadows fall and darkest night has come,
I'll trust in Thee to guide me safely home.

2 I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine;
E'en tho' the road be rough I will not fear:
E'en tho' the sun refuse sometimes to shine,
I'll walk by faith and know that Thou art near, [Refrain]

3 I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine;
I do not ask for beds with flow'rs entwined:
Thy way might be some mountainside to climb,
Some wand'ring sheep or some lost lamb to find. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #831

Author: Mrs. W. H. Olinger

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Text Information

First Line: I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine
Author: Mrs. W. H. Olinger
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I would not have my way, dear Lord, but Thine

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d222

His Praise Anew #d67

Text

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #831

When Youth Sing #d79

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