It It Be His Will

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1 If it be His will, I shall be satisfied,
Even tho' my fondest wishes be denied;
I will wait in patience, trust His promises still;
I will learn to say, "It is my Master's will."

If it be His will, I will wait in patience,
I will trust His promise still;
Tho' my cup of sorrow to the brim He fill,
I will sweetly say, "It is my Master's will."

2 If it be His will, I'll bid farewell to ease,
Give my time and talent dear Lord to please,
Knowing all His promises He will fulfil:
Use me, blessed Master, if it is Thy will. [Refrain]

3 If it be His will, I'll spread the news abroad,
How my sins are pardoned thro' the Lamb of God;
How His precious blood atones for ev'ry ill:
Lord, I'll speak Thy message, if it is Thy will. [Refrain]

Author: Victor Murray Hatfield

Born: February 24, 1859, Murray, Indiana. Died: December 20, 1945, Winona Lake, Indiana. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. A devout Presbyterian family, the Hatfields moved to Ossian, Indiana, in 1867. Victor attended the local Ossian schools, plus by a special course under Reverend A. Mayn. He spent a year at Elder’s Ridge Academy in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, under Dr. Alexander Donaldson, then attended the University of Wooster, where he took classical courses. Upon return to Ossian, Victor joined his father Hiram in his mercantile business, Hatfield & Son. Victor eventually took over the business, and branched out into selling musical instruments, including pianos and organs. Victor married Estella E. King in 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: If it be his will, I shall be satisfied
Title: It It Be His Will
Author: Victor Murray Hatfield
Place of Origin: Indiana
Language: English
Refrain First Line: If it be His will, I will wait in patience
Copyright: Public Domain



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