All for the Best

It is all for the best, O my Father

Author: Mrs. Annie S. Hawks
Tune: [It is all for the best, O my Father]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It is all for the best, O my Father,
All for the best, all for the best;
Whether teardrops or smiles be my portion,
Labor or rest;
Thy love each pleasure singles,
Each cup of sorrow mingles;
Thy hand in mercy sends them all,
Great things and small.

Refrain:
All for the best, all for the best;
All for the best, all for the best;
Shadow or sunlight, labor or rest,
It is all for the best.

2 It is all for the best, O my Father,
Poor or in wealth, poor or in wealth;
For thine arm will sustain and uphold me,
In pain or heath;
Thy wisdom guides me ever,
Thy grace forsakes me never,
If I but lean upon Thee, Lord,
Trusting Thy word. [Refrain]

3 It is all for the best, O my Father,
Still for the best, still for the best;
Then I never will shrink from fulfilling
All Thy behest;
I would be Thine in meekness;
Have pity on my weakness;
Let me not lay the burden down;
No cross, no crown. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #23

Author: Mrs. Annie S. Hawks

Hawks, Annie Sherwood. Mrs. Hawks was born in Hoosick, N. Y., May 28, 1835, and has resided for many years at Brooklyn. Her hymns were contributed to Bright Jewels, Pure Gold, Boyal Diadem, Brightest and Best, Temple Anthems, Tidal Wave, and other popular Sunday School hymnbooks. They include "I need Thee every hour" (written April, 1872), "Thine, most gracious Lord," "Why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?" and others of the same type. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It is all for the best, O my Father
Title: All for the Best
Author: Mrs. Annie S. Hawks
Refrain First Line: All for the best, all for the best

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