Thy will be done, In devious way

Thy will be done, In devious way

Author: John Bowring
Tune: [Thy will be done, In devious way]
Published in 126 hymnals

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1 Thy will be done!
In devious way
The hurrying stream of life may run;
Yet still our grateful hearts shall say,
Thy will, O Lord, be done!

2 Thy will be done!
If o’er us shine
A gladdening and a prosperous sun;
This prayer will make it more divine
Thy will, O Lord, be done!

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #97

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy will be done, In devious way
Author: John Bowring
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Thy will be done I In devious ways. Sir J. Bowring. [God's Will.] From his Hymns, 1825, No. 8.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #C7aPage Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #396Page Scan
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Hallowed Songs: a collection of the most popular hymns and tunes, both old, and new, designed for prayer and social meetings, revivals, family worship, and Sabbath schools #C1Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #C14Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #365Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #CP440aPage Scan
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #C266Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #684Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #684Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #324Page Scan
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Hymns of the Spirit #459Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #149Page Scan
Palmer's Sabbath School Songs: to which is added an extensive collection of standard and well-known Sunday school hymns #62ePage Scan
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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #966Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #966Page Scan
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Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #S424bPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #265Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #265Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #327Page Scan
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #226Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #204Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1284Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #976Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1284Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #612Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #513Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #471Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #730Page Scan
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #395Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d94
A Liturgy for the New Church #d106
A Liturgy for the New Church. 3rd ed. #d106
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #407Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #137
Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d243
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d928
Carols of Joy: choice collection of songs and hymns for the Sunday School, Bible class, and the Home Circle to which has been added an easy method of Rudimental Instruction in Music, for Week-day Stud #83Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #436Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #444Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious gatherings #C14Page Scan
Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d176
Fresh Flowers #d45
Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d112
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Grammar School Hymn Book #d276
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d454
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d538
Laudent Omnes #d192
Liturgy and Hymnal for the Use of the General Church of the New Jerusalem #d104
Mennonite Hymn Book #d359
Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d149
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d733
Pure Delight #d110
Sabbath School Choir #d93
Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d288
Select Songs for the Sunday School #d292
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #144Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d435
Songs for the New Life #d665
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Templi Carmina #d262
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The Casket of Sunday School Melodies, Complete. Compiled from Caskets Nos.1 and 2 with Several Additional Pieces #d182
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