Scripture Verse

Thy will be done. Matthew 26:42

Introduction

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William Gardiner (1770–1853)
Courtesy of British Museum
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Words: Eli­za L. Foll­en, in the Chris­tian Dis­ci­ple, Sep­tem­ber 1818.

Music: Bel­mont Sac­red Me­lo­dies Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1812 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza L. Follen
(1787–1860)

Lyrics

How sweet to be allowed to pray
To God, the holy One,
With filial love and trust to say,
O God, Thy will be done!

We in these sacred words can find
A cure for every ill;
They calm and soothe the troubled mind,
And bid all care be still.

O let that will which gave me breath,
And an immortal soul,
In joy or grief, in life or death,
My every wish control.

O teach my heart the blessèd way,
To imitate Thy Son!
Teach me, O God, in truth to pray,
Thy will, not mine, be done.