The Will of God Is Always Best

The will of God is always best And shall be done forever

Author (attributed to): Albert, Duke of Prussia
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1 The will of God is always best
and shall be done forever;
and they who trust in him are blest;
he will forsake them never.
He helps indeed in time of need;
he chastens with forbearing.
They who depend on God, their friend,
shall not be left despairing.

2 God is my comfort and my trust,
my hope and life abiding;
and to his counsel, wise and just,
I yield, in him confiding.
The very hairs, his Word declares,
upon my head he numbers.
By night and day God is my stay;
he never sleeps nor slumbers.

3 Lord, this I ask, O hear my plea,
deny me not this favor:
when Satan sorely troubles me,
then do not let me waver.
O guard me well, my fear dispel,
fulfill your faithful saying:
all who believe by grace receive
an answer to their praying.

4 When life's brief course on earth is run
and I this world am leaving,
grant me to say, "Your will be done,"
your faithful Word believing.
My heav'nly Friend, I now commend
my soul into your keeping,
o'er sin and hell and death as well
in you the vict'ry reaping.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #838

Author (attributed to): Albert, Duke of Prussia

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First Line: The will of God is always best And shall be done forever
Title: The Will of God Is Always Best
German Title: Was mein Gott will, das g'schech; allzeit
Author (attributed to): Albert, Duke of Prussia
Meter: Iambic
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Worship (1993) #435

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Christian Worship #838

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #477


Lutheran Service Book #758


Lutheran Worship #425


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