1 It is the Lord, enthroned in light,
Whose claims are all divine,
Who has an undisputed right
To govern me and mine.
2 [It is the Lord; should I distrust
Or contradict his will –
Who cannot do but what is just,
And must be righteous still?
3 It is the Lord, who can sustain
Beneath the heaviest load;
From whom assistance I obtain
To tread the thorny road.]
4 [It is the Lord, whose matchless skill
Can from afflictions raise
Matter eternity to fill
With ever-growing praise.]
5 It is the Lord, my covenant God,
(Thrice blessèd be his name!)
Whose gracious promise, sealed with blood,
Must ever be the same.
6 His covenant will my soul defend,
Should nature’s self expire,
And the great Judge of all descend
In awful flames of fire.
7 [How can my soul, with hopes like these,
Be sullen, or repine?
My gracious God, take what thou please,
But teach me to resign.]
Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #261