Scripture Verse

My times are in Thy hand. Psalm 31:15


John Ryland

Words: John Ry­land, Au­gust 1, 1777.

Music: Da Chris­tus Ge­bor­en me­lo­dy prob­ab­ly by Jo­hann F. Doles (1715–1797) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann F. Doles


Sovereign Ruler of the skies,
Ever gracious, ever wise!
All our times are in Thy hand—
All events at Thy command.

Plagues and deaths around me fly;
Till He bids, I cannot die;
Not a single shaft can hit,
Till the God of love sees fit.

O Thou gracious, wise and just,
In Thy hands my life I trust;
Have I somewhat dearer still?
I resign it to Thy will.

Thee, at all times, will I bless;
Having Thee, I all possess;
I can ne’er bereavèd be,
Since I cannot part with Thee.