Scripture Verse

All things work together for good to them that love God. Romans 8:28

Introduction

Words: Eva Brooks, in Hymns of His Grace No. 1 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1907), num­ber 48, alt.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brooks (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

I’m thinking of the days gone by
And many scenes recall,
Which to me then seemed hard to bear,
But God was in them all.
I know the trials which have come,
Tho’ then not understood,
Have to me many blessings brought,
And worked out for my good.

Refrain

All things work together for good
To those who love the Lord,
All things work together for good
To those who love the Lord;
All things work together for good
To those who love the Lord,
All things work together for good
To those who love the Lord.

God sees along our rugged way
And knows what is the best,
Altho’ sometimes the path seems rough,
This tho’t shall be my rest.
Lord, Thou canst see my every step,
My times are in Thy hand;
I know Thou doest all things well,
Tho’ hard to understand.

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The star of hope the wise men led
Where their Redeemer lay;
So God still leads us by His love,
And guides us all the way.
They safely thro’ the Red Sea passed,
His chosen Israel band;
So now His love is oft revealed,
I oft can feel His hand.

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His cloud of glory led by day,
His cloud of fire by night;
The trials that seemed hard and wrong,
I now can see were right.
Then help me, Lord, to ever know
All things for good shall be,
If I while here Thy way do keep,
And trust my all to Thee.

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