October 10, 2009

Whatever My God Ordains Is Right

Posted in Hymns / Songs / Lyrics tagged , , , , , , , , at 11:00 pm by Sarah Bosse

Words by Samuel Rodigast, 1676
Translated to Englishs by Catherine Winkworth, 1863
Music by Severus Gastorius, 1675 (He must have been severe and had….In fact, Cyberhymnal points out that Rodigast had written this hymn to cheer Gastorius, his friend, who was ill.)

The information above and below was found at Cyberhymnal’s website. Whether you’re looking for a hymn you heard recently or you’re interested in thumbing through the oldies-but-goodies, Cyberhymnal has a wonderful collection of hymns for your perusal.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
His holy will abideth;
I will be still whate’er He doth;
And follow where He guideth;
He is my God; though dark my road,
He holds me that I shall not fall:
Wherefore to Him I leave it all.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
He never will deceive me;
He leads me by the proper path:
I know He will not leave me.
I take, content, what He hath sent;
His hand can turn my griefs away,
And patiently I wait His day.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
His loving thought attends me;
No poison can be in the cup
That my Physician sends me.
My God is true; each morn anew
I’ll trust His grace unending,
My life to Him commending.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
He is my Friend and Father;
He suffers naught to do me harm,
Though many storms may gather,
Now I may know both joy and woe,
Some day I shall see clearly
That He hath loved me dearly.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
Though now this cup, in drinking,
May bitter seem to my faint heart,
I take it, all unshrinking.
My God is true; each morn anew
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart,
And pain and sorrow shall depart.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
Here shall my stand be taken;
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
Yet I am not forsaken.
My Father’s care is round me there;
He holds me that I shall not fall:
And so to Him I leave it all.

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1 Comment »

  1. Diane Morris said,

    Handwritten words to the first and last stanza of this hymn were found on a piece of paper in my mother-in-law’s devotional dated spring, 1999. She died May 20 that year, so these words will be a meaningful remembrance of what comforted her in the last weeks of her life.


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