815. Give to the Winds Thy Fears

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1 Give to the winds thy fears;
hope, and be undismayed.
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

2 Through waves and clouds and storms
God gently clears the way.
Wait patiently; so shall this night
soon end in joyous day.

3 Leave to God’s sovereign sway
to choose and to command.
So shalt thou, wondering, own God’s way,
how wise, how strong God’s hand!

4 Let us in life, in death,
thy steadfast truth declare,
and publish with our final breath
thy love and guardian care.

Text Information
First Line: Give to the winds thy fears
Title: Give to the Winds Thy Fears
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1653)
Translator: John Wesley (1737, alt.)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Hope; Living and Dying in Christ; Sovereignty of God (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William H. Walter (1872)
Meter: SM
Key: A♭ Major
Notes: This tune in a higher key, 744

Text Information:

This text uses selected stanzas from sixteen four-line English stanzas based on the original German text, which was twice as long. The German hymn was constructed as an acrostic on Martin Luther’s translation of Psalm 37:5, and much of the spirit of that psalm is retained here.

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