177. Commit Thou All That Grieves Thee

1 Commit thou all that grieves thee
Into the faithful hands
Of Him Who never leaves thee,
Who heaven and earth commands;
For He, the clouds’ Director,
Whom winds and seas obey,
Will be thy king Protector
And will prepare thy way.

2 Rely on God, thy Savior,
So shalt thou safe go on;
Build on His grace and favor,
So shall thy work be done.
Thou canst make no advances
By self-consuming care;
But He His help dispenses,
When called upon by prayer.

3 My soul, then, with assurance
Hope still, be not dismayed;
He will from each encumbrance
Again lift up thy head;
Beyond thy wish extended
His goodness will appear,
When He hath fully ended
What caused thy needless fear.

Text Information
First Line: Commit thou all that grieves thee
Title: Commit Thou All That Grieves Thee
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676 (1653)
Translator: John Wesley, 1703-1791 (1739, a.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1969
Topic: God the Father: Divine Guidance, Love and Mercy
Tune Information
Composer: Berthold Tours, 1838-1897 (1875)
Meter: D.
Key: G Major

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