Thy will be done.@Matthew 6:10
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William Cowper (1731–1800)

William Cowper, Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), Book 3, number 29. Submission.

Jerusalem (Staniforth) T. Worsley Staniforth, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O Lord, my best desire fulfill,
And help me to resign,
Life, health, and comfort to Thy will,
And make Thy pleasure mine.

Why should I shrink at Thy command,
Whose love forbids my fears?
Or tremble at the gracious hand
That wipes away my tears?

No, let me rather freely yield
What most I prize to Thee;
Who never hast a good withheld,
Or wilt withhold from me.

Thy favor, all my journey through,
Thou art engaged to grant;
What else I want, or think I do,
’Tis better still to want.

Wisdom and mercy guide my way,
Shall I resist them both?
A poor blind creature of a day,
And crushed before the moth!

But ah! my inward spirit cries,
Still bind me to Thy sway;
Else the next cloud that veils my skies
Drives all these thoughts away.