1 Righteous are the works of God;
All his ways are holy;
Just his judgments, fit his rod
To correct our folly.
2 All his dealings wise and good,
Uniform, though various;
Though they seem, by reason viewed,
Cross, or quite contrarious.
3 These are truths, and happy he
Who can well receive them;
Brethren, though we cannot see,
Still we should believe them.
4 Why through darksome paths we go,
We may know no reason;
Yet we shall hereafter know,
Each in his due season.
5 Could we see how all is right,
Where were room for credence?
But by faith, and not by sight,
Christians yield obedience.
6 Let all fruitless searches go,
Which perplex and tease us;
We determine nought to know,
But a bleeding Jesus.
Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #315