Say, mother, why do people weep

Say, mother, why do people weep

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1 Say, mother, why do people weep,
With grief and sorrow prest?
Do they not know that God will keep,
And rule all for the best?

Why are we not all happy then,
And feel that we are blest?
We know we have a Father God,
Who does all for the best.

2 While thou, my mother, art so kind,
Obeying God's behest,
And he so kind to leave me thee,
I'll trust all's for the best. [Chorus]

3 Yet e'en thou should'st leave the world,
Like father, and the rest,
The Lord will take me up and show
That all is for the best. [Chorus]

4 Tho' troubles should assail us hard,
And all our patience test:
Yet afterwards we see they were
Directed for the best. [Chorus]

5 Yes, over all our Father sees,
He's present, east and west;
He guides our steps, protects our ways,
And always for the best. [Chorus]

6 Then, mother, weep no more, but pray
For faith to fill your breast;
To think, as I have heard you say,
God ruleth for the best. [Chorus]

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #127

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