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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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Thy will be done, In devious way
Author: John Bowring
Notes: Chant

Notes

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 #C7a

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #265

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #265

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

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #407

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #396

A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #137

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #730

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d243

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d928

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Carmina Sanctorum #C40

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Carols of Joy #83

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Christian Praise #436

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Christian Praise #444

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Christian Praise #444

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Church Harmonies #471

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #C14

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d176

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Church music #444

Fresh Flowers #d45

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d112

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Give Thanks and Sing #97

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d176

Grammar School Hymn Book #d276

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Hallowed Songs #C1

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #866

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #327

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #226

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Hymnal Amore Dei #365

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #CP440a

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #365

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Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #C266

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #C32

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #C32

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #C28

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d454

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #204

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #684

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #684

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #324

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Hymns for the Sick-Room #85

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #574

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Hymns of the Spirit #459

Laudent Omnes #d192

Liturgy and Hymnal for the Use of the General Church of the New Jerusalem #d104

Mennonite Hymn Book #d359

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National Hymn and Tune Book #149

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #62e

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1284

Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d149

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d733

Pure Delight #d110

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Riches of Grace a Collection of New Songs and Standard Hymns #161

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

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Singing on the Way #156b

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d435

Songs for the New Life #d665

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1145

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Songs for the Sanctuary #C55

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Songs for the Sanctuary #966

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Songs for the Sanctuary #966

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1000

Songs for the School Room #d137

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #398

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d580

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #195

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Songs of Glory #55

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Songs of the Church #1067

Templi Carmina #d262

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #400

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #690

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1284

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The Baptist Hymn Book #690

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The Bright Array #53

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #395

The Chapel Hymnal #d169

The Christian Hymnist #d553

The Church and School #d219

The Church Hymn Book #d568

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d924

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The Church Praise Book #489

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The Congregational Hymn Book #612

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The Crowning Day #110

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #240

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The Epworth Hymnal #316

The Gospel Choir No. 2 #d108

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The Harp #607

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The Heart and Voice #424a

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d670

The New Golden Censer #41

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