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DECREES OF GOD




Sovereign ruler of the skies!
Ever gracious ever wise!
All our times are in thy hands
Ordered by thy wise commands.


His decrees who formíd the earth,
Fixt my first and second birth;
Parents, native-place, and time,
All appointed were by him.


Thou didst form me by thy power;
Thou wilt guide me, hour by hour;
All my times shall ever be
Ordered by thy wise decree:


Times of sickness and of health;
Times of penury and wealth;
Times of trial and of grief,
Or of triumph and relief;


Times the tempterís power to prove;
Times to taste the Saviourís love:
All must come, and last, and end,
As shall please our heavenly Friend.


O thou gracious, wise, and just,
In thy hands our lives we trust:
We and ours are all thy own,
Let thy holy will be done.


Thee, at all times, will we bless;
Having thee, we all possess;
may we still submissive be,
Pleased with all that pleases thee?


May we always own thy hand,
Still to thee surrender stand,
Know that thou art God alone,
We and ours are all thine own!


Plagues and deaths around me fly;
Till he bids, l cannot die;
Not a single shaft can hit,
Till the God of love sees fit.


---Alternative verses---


Sovereign ruler of the skies!
Ever gracious ever wise!
All my times are in thy hand,
All events at thy commands


He that formed us in the womb,
He shall guide us to the tomb ;
All our ways shall ever be
Order'd by his wise decree.


He that formed me in the womb,
He shall guide me to the tomb ;
All our ways shall ever be
Ordered by his wise decree.


Times of sickness, times of health;
Tines of penury and wealth;
Times of trial and of grief,
Or of triumph and relief;


Times of sickness, times of health.
Blighting want, and cheerful wealth,
All our pleasures, all our pains,
Come, and end, as God ordains.


Times of sickness, times of health;
Tines of penury and wealth;
All must come, and last, and end,
As shall please my heavenly Friend.


Times temptation's power to prove;
Times to taste the Saviourís love:
All is fixed. the means and end,
As shall please our heavenly Friend.


Times tempter's power to prove;
Times to taste the Saviourís love:
All is fixed. the means and end,
As shall please our heavenly Friend.


O thou gracious, wise, and just,
In thy hands my life I trust:
Have I somewhat dearer still?ó
I resign it to thy will.


Thee, at all times, will I bless;
Having thee, I all possess;
Ne'er can I bereaved be,
While I do not part with thee.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1777
      Bible Refs: 1 Ch 29:30; Ps 31:15;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. BEES
      Meter: 7 7 7 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1862
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