Scripture Verse

Thy will be done. Matthew 6:10


John M. Hay

Words: John M. Hay, in Har­per’s New Month­ly Ma­ga­zine, Oc­to­ber 1891.

Music: Llang­lo­ffan, from Hymn­au a Tho­nau, by Dan­i­el S. Eva­ns (Lon­don: No­vel­lo, 1865) (🔊 pdf nwc).


Not in dumb resignation
We lift our hands on high;
Not like the nerveless fatalist
Content to trust and die;
Our faith springs like the eagle,
That soars to meet the sun;
And cries exultingly to Thee,
O Lord, Thy will be done!

Thy will! It strengthens weakness,
It bids the strong be just;
No lip to fawn, no hand to beg,
No brow to seek the dust;
Wherever man oppresses man
Beneath Thy liberal sun,
O Lord, be there,
Thine arm made bare,
Thy righteous will be done!