1 What God ordains is always good:
his will is just and holy.
As he directs my life for me,
I follow meek and lowly.
My God indeed in ev'ry need
knows well how he will shield me;
to him, then, I will yield me.
2 What God ordains is always good:
he never will deceive me;
he leads me in his righteous way
and never will he leave me.
I take content what he has sent;
his hand that sends me sadness
will turn my tears to gladness.
3 What God ordains is always good:
though I the cup am drinking
which savors now of bitterness,
I take it without shrinking.
For after grief God grants relief,
my heart with comfort filling
and all my sorrow stilling.
4 What God ordains is always good:
this truth remains unshaken.
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
I shall not be forsaken.
I fear no harm, for with his arm
he will embrace and shield me;
so to my God I yield me.
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #844
|First Line:||What God ordains is always good|
|Title:||What God Ordains Is Always Good|
|Author:||Samuel Rodigast, 1649-1708 (abr.)|
|Source:||Translation The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941, alt.|