Whate'er God wills, let that be done

Whate'er God wills, let that be done

Translator: N. L. Frothingham; Author: Margrave Albrecht Alcbiades
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Whate'er God will, let that be done;
His will is ever wisest;
His grace will all thy hope outrun
Who to that faith arisest.
The gracious Lord
Will help afford,
He chastens with forbearing;
Who God believes,
And to Him cleaves,
Shall not be left despairing.

2 My God is my sure Confidence,
My Hope and my Existence;
His counsel is beyond my sense,
Yet I'll not make resistance.
His Word declares
The very hairs
Upon my head are numbered;
His mercy large
Holds me in charge,
With care that never slumbered.

3 The time has come when, at His will,
My life in this world ceases;
I think upon it, and am still,
Let come whate'er He pleases.
To Him I trust
My soul, my dust,
When flesh and spirit sever,
The Christ we sing
Has plucked the sting
Away from death forever.

4 Yet one thing, Lord, I ask of Thee,
O grant my supplication:
When Satan sorely tempteth me,
Save me from desperation.
O God my Lord,
True to Thy Word,
Do Thou my soul deliver!
Who doth believe,
He shall receive.
Thy name be praised forever!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #494

Translator: N. L. Frothingham

Frothingham, Nathaniel Langdon, D.D., born at Boston July 23rd, 1793, and graduated at Harvard 1811, where he was also sometime Tutor. From 1815 to 1850 he was Pastor of the First Church (Unitarian), Boston, and subsequently attended as a worshipper the church where he had been 35 years minister till his sight and strength failed him. He died April 4th, 1870. His Metrical Pieces, in 2 volumes, were published in 1855 and 1870. 1. O God, Whose presence glows in all. Ordination. This was written in 1828 for the ordination of W. B. Lunt, New York. 2. We meditate the day . Installation. Written in 1835 for Mr. Lunt's installation at Quincy, Mass., as Co-pastor with Peter Whitney. 3. O Lord of life and truth and grace . Ordin… Go to person page >

Author: Margrave Albrecht Alcbiades

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Text Information

First Line: Whate'er God wills, let that be done
Author: Margrave Albrecht Alcbiades
Translator: N. L. Frothingham
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #494

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