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My God and Father while I stray Far from




MY God, and Father! while I stray
Far from my home, in life's rough way,
O teach me from my heart to say,
Thy will be done!


Though dark my path, and sad my lot,
Let me be still and murmur not,
Or breathe the prayer divinely taught,
Thy will be done.


What though in lonely grief I sigh,
For friends beloved, no longer nigh,
Submissive still would I reply,
“Thy will be done!”


If thou shouldst call me to resign
What most I prize - it ne'er was mine;
I only yield thee what was thine;
Thy will be done.


Should pining sickness waste away
My life in premature decay,
My Father, still I strive to say,
Thy will be done.


If but my fainting heart be blest
With thy sweet Spirit for its guest,
My God, to thee I leave the rest;
Thy will be done.


Renew my will from day to day,
Blend it with thine, and take away
All that now makes it hard to say,
Thy will be done.


Then when on earth I breathe no more
The prayer oft mixed with tears before,
I'll sing upon a happier shore,
Thy will be done.


---Alternative verses---


Though Thou hast call'd me to resign
What most I prized, it ne'er was mine?
1 have but yielded what was Thine ;
Thy will be done !


Should grief or sickness waste away
My life in premature decay,
My Father! still I strive to say,
Thy will be done.


Let but my fainting heart be blest
With Thy sweet Spirit for its guest,
My God, to Thee I leave the rest;
Thy will be done !

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 4
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1834
      Bible Refs: Mt 6:10;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 841
      1938# 542
      1906# 440
      MUSIC
      Name: HANFORD
      Meter: 8 8 8 4
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1874
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 4
        8 8 8 4
        8 8 8 4
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