Scripture Verse

Thy will be done. Matthew 6:10


Words: John W. Car­nell, in Ca­rol Crown, by James Vaugh­an et al. (Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see: James D. Vaugh­an, 1915), num­ber 106.

Music: Nu­na­vut James D. Vaugh­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Car­nell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James D. Vaughan (1864–1941)


I know not whe­ther joy or tears
Shall wait me in the com­ing years;
In God’s own hand are all my ways:
He knows the mea­sure of my days.


I’m in His care, this much I know,
And won­drous bless­ings ’round me flow;
He leads me in the bet­ter way
That ends in Hea­ven some sweet day.

Much suf­fer­ing oft He deem­eth best,
To draw me clos­er to His breast;
But when the sleep­less nights are long,
He fills my soul with joy­ful song.


God’s word stands fast, and it is true
That if His bless­èd will I do,
There is in Heav’n for me a place,
And I shall one day see His face.