My times are in Thy hand.@Psalm 31:15
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Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)

William F. Lloyd, in the Tract Magazine, March 1824.

Vigil (Albans), arranged from Giovanni Paisiello’s opera La Molinara (The Miller Girl), 1788; appeared in the St. Albans Tune Book, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

My times are in Thy hand;
My God, I wish them there;
My life, my friends, my soul I leave
Entirely to Thy care.

My times are in Thy hand;
Whatever they may be;
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
As best may seem to Thee.

My times are in Thy hand;
Why should I doubt or fear?
My Father’s hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.

My times are in Thy hand,
Jesus, the crucified!
Those hands my cruel sins had pierced
Are now my guard and guide.

My times are in Thy hand,
Jesus, my advocate:
Nor shall Thine hand be stretched in vain,
For me to supplicate.

My times are in Thy hand,
I’ll always trust in Thee;
And, after death, at Thy right hand
I shall forever be.