10706. Our Father! Through The Coming Year

1 Our Father! through the coming year
We know what shall be,
But we would leave without a fear
Its ordering all to Thee.

2 It may be we shall toil in vain
For what the world holds fair,
And all its good we thought to gain
Deceive, and prove but care.

3 It may be it shall darkly blend
Our love with anxious fears
And snatch away the valued friend,
The tried of many years.

4 It may be it shall bring us days
And nights of lingering pain,
And bid us take our farewell gaze
Of these loved haunts of men.

5 But calmly, Lord, on Thee we rest;
No fears our trust shall move;
Thou knowest what for each is best,
And Thou art perfect love.

Text Information
First Line: Our Father! through the coming year
Title: Our Father! Through The Coming Year
Author: William Gaskell
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion by Samuel Longfellow and Samuel Johnson (Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 4th ed., 1849)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Source: The Sabbath Tune and Hymn Book (New York: Mason Brothers, 1859
Copyright: Public Domain

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