Thy will to me, O God

Thy will to me, O God

Author: John Parker
Tune: [Thy will to me, O God]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Thy will to me, O God,
Is always wise and good;
I love thy will.
I have no earthly bliss
That can compare with this,
Thy loving hand I kiss,—
I love thy will.

Refrain:
Amen, amen to all thy will,
Amen to all thy word,
Whate’er thy will, I love it still;
Amen, amen, my Lord.

2 Thou hast enlarged my heart,
Taught me this better part,
To know thy will.
The mists have fled away,
And each more blissful day
I run thy will to obey,—
I love thy will. [Refrain]

3 My life of doubt is past,
My fears are gone at last,
I love thy will.
Mine is a life of joy,
No fears my soul annoy,
Thy will gives blest employ,—
I love thy will. [Refrain]

4 My ev’ry hour be spent,
My life a sweet consent,
To all thy will.
I want no other way,
Mine only to obey
Thy will from day to day,
Thy perfect will. [Refrain]

5 I love it more than life,
With it I have no strife,
I love thy will.
I shall forevermore,
On yonder blissful shore,
With all the saints adore
Thy blessed will. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #110

Author: John Parker

John Parker, born in England, immigrated to the United States about 1847 at the age of 22. He was a Methodist pastor, serving churches in New York and Vermont. He was a chaplain in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. He died in Asbury Park, New York in 1911. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Christian Advocate," Vol. 86, September 28, 1911, P. 1298 (6) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy will to me, O God
Author: John Parker
Refrain First Line: Amen, amen to all thy will
Copyright: Public Domain

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