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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday's Hymn: My God and Father, Day by Day

My God and Father, day by day,
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 belov'd, 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."

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."

Charlotte Elliott, 1834
Tune: Almsgiving, John B. Dykes, 1823-1876


Kim from Hiraeth said...

As I read through this one I expected to see Fanny Crosby's name on the end of it. It has the same wonderful, trusting tone that Crosby's hymns have, don't you think?

ellen b. said...

This was great to read through Dorothy...

rosemary said...

Ha! As I read, I expected it to be a Fanny Crosby hymn too. What a wonderful prayer, to which I add my amen.

Dorothy said...

Yes, I do see the similarity this hymn has to those of Fanny Crosby. I love its simple prayer of faith.

Lisa writes... said...

Amen! Not a hymn I was familiar with so I enjoyed reading it all the more...