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Thy Will, O Lord, not Mine

If I may not have the thing I crave

Author: H. W. Flickinger
Tune: [If I may not have the thing I crave]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 If I may not have the thing I crave,
For reasons known to Thee alone;
Give me grace to say, with patience brave,
Thy will, O Lord, not mine, be done.

2 If I may not reach my aimed for goal,
Tho’ striving hard from sun to sun;
Give me grace to say within my soul,
Thy will, O Lord, not mine, be done.

3 If I may not rise to honors high,
Have neither fame nor fortune won;
Give me grace to say, without a sigh,
Thy will, O Lord, not mine, be done.

4 If I may not be from trouble free,
Since trouble comes to ev’ry one,
Give me grace, I pray, to say to Thee,
Thy will, O Lord, not mine, be done.

Source: Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #325

Author: H. W. Flickinger

Henry W. Flickinger, the noted penman and author, seventh in the family of Peter Flickinger, was born Aug. 30, 1845. He was a native of Ickesburg, Saville township, Perry County, Pa. Here he was reared and in his boyhood enlisted as a soldier in the Civil war. After attending the public and some select schools of his native county, on July 18, 1864, at Camp Curtis, Harrisburg, he was enrolled a member of Co. D., 1st Bat., to serve 100 days. He was appointed fifer of the company and clerk for the captain, Samuel R. Faber. Among his associates in this company were his brother, Martin Flickinger; Corporal A. J. Kochenderfer, and a mess-mate and sergeant, George Flickinger. He was discharged by the general order at the close of the war, July 20… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If I may not have the thing I crave
Title: Thy Will, O Lord, not Mine
Author: H. W. Flickinger