Scripture Verse

Now I know that you fear and revere God, since you have not held back from Me or begrudged giving Me your son. Genesis 22:12

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1749, Vol­ume 1, num­ber 172. Ob­la­tion of a sick child.

Music: Lam­beth (Schult­hes) Wil­helm A. F. Schul­thes, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Wilhelm A. F. Schulthes
(1816–1879)

Lyrics

Father, Thy will be done, not mine,
Thy only will be done!
To Thee my Isaac I resign,
I render up my son.

Without a murmuring wish I give
The child Thou gav’st to me;
Or let him to Thy glory live,
Or let him die to Thee.

I dare not deprecate the cross,
Or of my loss complain,
Assured my momentary loss
Is his eternal gain.

I hear the providential word,
I bless the will divine;
Remove him from my bosom, Lord,
And take him up to Thine.