Whate'er my Father does is right

Whate'er my Father does is right

Author: Samuel Rodigast
Tune: [Whatever my Father does is right]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Whate’er my Father does is right,
His will is ever just;
Howe’er He orders now my cause
I will be still and trust
He is my God,
Tho’ dark the road,
He holds me that I shall not fall,
Wherefore to Him I leave it all,
Wherefore to Him I leave it all.

2 Whate’er my Father does is right,
He never will deceive;
He leads me by the proper path,
And so to Him I cleave,
And take content
What he hath sent;
His hand can turn my grief away,
And patiently I wait His day,
And patiently I wait His day.

3 Whate’er my Father does is right,
Tho’ I the cup must drink,
That bitter seems to my faint heart,
I will not fear nor shrink;
Tears pass away
With dawn of day,
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart,
And pain and sorrow all depart,
And pain and sorrow all depart.

4 Whate’er my Father does is right,
My light, my life is He,
Who cannot will me ought but good,
I trust Him utterly;
For well I know
In joy or woe,
We soon shall see as sunlight clear,
How faithful was our Guardian here,
How faithful was our Guardian here.

Source: Triumphant Songs No.5 #34

Author: Samuel Rodigast

Samuel Rodigast, son of Johann Rodigast, pastor at Groben near Jena, was born at Groben Oct. 19, 1649. He entered the University of Jena in 1668 (M.A. 1671), and was in 1676 appointed adjunct of the philosophical faculty. In 1680 he became conrector of the Greyfriars Gymnasium at Berlin. While in this position he refused the offers of a professorship at Jena and the Rectorships of the Schools at Stade and Stralsund. Finally, in 1698, he became rector of the Greyfriars Gymnasium, and held this post till his death. His tombstone in the Koster-Kirche in Berlin says he died "die xxix. Mart. a. MDCCVII . . . aetatis anno lix." ...Two hymns have been ascribed to him, on of which has passed into English, viz.:--"Whatever God ordains is right.… Go to person page >

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Author: Samuel Rodigast
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