Scripture Verse

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Matthew 6:10


Benjamin Carr

Words: Jo­si­ah Con­der, The Choir and the Or­a­to­ry (Lon­don: Jack­son & Wal­ford, 1837), pag­es 31–33.

Music: Ma­drid (Carr) tra­di­tion­al Spa­nish tune. Ar­ranged by Ben­ja­min Carr, 1824 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Josiah Conder


Thou from whom all being sprang,
Thou on whom all creatures hang,
Thine eternal will must be
Nature’s moral harmony.

That all-perfect law maintains
Holy bliss, where’er it reigns.
Happy all who so fulfill,
Willingly, their maker’s will.

By what dire mysterious force,
Swerving from their proper course,
Did created wills begin
Discord, misery, and sin?

There are regions near Thy throne
Where all evil is unknown.
Angels who excel in might,
Find Thy service pure delight.

All those glorious hosts above
Do Thy word on wings of love.
Each, in his assigned employ,
Finds a plenitude of joy.

Father of eternal grace,
Thou hast loved man’s rebel race.
Let Thy will, through Christ, Thy Son,
As in Heav’n, on earth be done.

Here in vain Thy law is known,
Heard in thunder, graved on stone.
By Thy grace Thy will impart:
Write Thy law on every heart.

Let Thy reconciling word
By all tribes of men be heard.
Give the new creation birth:
Let Thy will be done on earth.