Scripture Verse

My times are in Thy hand.@Psalm 31:15

Introduction

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John Ryland
(1753–1825)

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
(1715–1797)

Lyrics

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.