Scripture Verse

Put your trust in the Lord. Psalm 4:5


James Hervey

Words: James Her­vey, Re­flect­ions on a Flow­er Gar­den 1746.

Music: Wilt­shire (Smart) George T. Smart, 1795 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

George T. Smart


Since all the downward tracts of time
God’s watchful eye surveys,
O who so wise to choose our lot
Or to appoint our ways?

Good when He gives, supremely good,
Nor less when He denies;
E’en crosses from His sovereign hand
Are blessings in disguise.

Why should we doubt a Father’s love,
So constant and so kind?
To His unerring, gracious will
Be every wish resigned.