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12606. Sovereign Ruler Of The Skies

1 Sovereign Ruler of the skies,
Ever gracious, ever wise!
All our times are in Thy hand—
All events at Thy command.

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

3 O Thou gracious, wise and just,
In Thy hands my life I trust;
Have I somewhat dearer still?
I resign it to Thy will.

4 Thee, at all times, will I bless;
Having Thee, I all possess;
I can ne’er bereavèd be,
Since I cannot part with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Sovereign Ruler of the skies
Title: Sovereign Ruler Of The Skies
Author: John Ryland (1777)
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternative tunes: DALLAS by Luigi Cherubini, FORGIVENESS by George M. Garrett, PLEYEL'S HYMN by Ignaz J. Pleyel; SHORE from "Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music,", 1883
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Johann Friedrich Doles, 1715-1797
Meter: 77.77
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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