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,
Fulfil 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 dearest Friend, I now commend
My soul into Your keeping;
From sin and hell,
And death as well,
By You the vict'ry reaping.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #758
|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):||Margrave Albrecht Alcibiades (c. 1554)|
|Copyright:||This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1941.|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #435||The Will of God Is Always Best||The will of God is always best||WAS MEIN GOTT WILL||Albrecht von Preussen, 1490-1568||87 87 447 447 Iambic||1993||Trust |||Translation composite|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #477||The Will of God is always Best||The will of God is always best||WAS MEIN GOTT WILL||A. von Brandenburg, 1522-57||87 87 D||1996||Death and Burial | ; Trinity 16 |||<i>The Lutheran Hymnal</i>, St. Louis, 1941 (tr.)|
|Lutheran Service Book #758||The Will of God Is Always Best||The will of God is always best||WAS MEIN GOTT WILL (Isorhythmic)||Albrecht von Preussen, 1490-1568||87 87 D||Matthew 6:10; Matthew 26:39-42; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Psalm 84:12||2006||Death and Burial |||<cite>The Lutheran Hymnal</cite>, 1941 (Tr.) alt.|
|Lutheran Worship #425||The Will of God Is Always Best||The will of God is always best||WAS MEIN GOTT WILL||Albrecht von Brandenburg, 1522-57||87 87 D||1982||Cross and Comfort |||Tr. <cite>The Lutheran Hymnal</cite>, 1941, alt.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7479||The Will of God Is Always Best||The will of God is always best||WAS MEIN GOTT WILL||Albrecht von Brandenburg||87.87 D||Composite translation from German to English|