Scripture Verse

Thy will be done. Matthew 6:10

Introduction

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
1856–1922

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., 1902.

Music: Gad Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Oat­man or Ga­br­i­el, would you ?

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Lyrics

I may not know the reason why
Dark clouds so often veil the sky,
But though my sea be smooth or rough,
The Lord knows why, and that’s enough.

Refrain

O yes, He knows, the Lord knows why
These things are ordered from on high;
And though dark clouds may hide the sun,
The Lord knows why—His will be done.

I may not know why I am led
So often in the paths I dread,
But, trusting Him, I’ll press my way;
The Lord knows why—I will obey.

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I may not know why death should come
To take the dear ones from my home,
But, though mine eyes with tears be dim,
The Lord knows why—I’ll trust in Him.

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So, though I may not understand
The leadings of my Father’s hand,
I know to all He has the key—
He understands each mystery.

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