Thy will be done, I will not fear

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1 Thy will be done! I will not fear
The fate provided by Thy love;
Though clouds and darkness shroud me here,
I know that all is bright above.

2 The stars of heaven are shining on,
Though these frail eyes are dimmed with tears;
And hopes of earth indeed are gone,
But are not ours th' immortal years?

3 Father! forgive the heart that clings,
Thus trembling, to the things of time;
And bid the soul, on angel wings,
Ascend into a purer clime.

4 There shall no doubts disturb its trust,
No sorrows dim celestial love;
But these afflictions of the dust,
Like shadows of the night, remove.

5 Even now, above, there's radiant day,
While clouds and darkness brood below;
Then, Father, joyful on my way
To drink the bitter cup I go.

Source: The Book of Worship #336

Author: Jane Elizabeth Roscoe Hornblower

Roscoe, Jane, a second daughter of William Roscoe, was born in 1797, married to Francis Hornblower in 1838, and died in 1853. Her Poems by one of the Authors of Poems for Youth by a Family Circle were published in 1820, and her Poems in 1843, Her hymns in common use are:— 1. How rich the blessings, O my God. Gratitude. In the Liverpool Kenshaw Street Collection 1818. 2. My Father, when around me spread. Peace in Affliction. Appeared in the Monthly Repository, Dec, 1828; and the Sacred Offering, 1832. 3. O God, to Thee, Who first hast given. Self-Consecration. In Poems for Youth, 1820. 4. Thy will be done, I will not fear. Resignation. [Rev. Valentine D. Davis, B.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (190… Go to person page >

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Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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