Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Jane E. Horn­blow­er, in Hymns for So­cial Wor­ship and Pri­vate De­vo­tion, ed­it­ed by E. B. Hall (Pro­vi­dence, Rhode Is­land: Cran­ston, 1837).

Music: Ham­burg Lo­well Ma­son, 1824. First pub­lished in The Bos­ton Han­del and Hay­dn So­ci­e­ty Col­lec­tion of Church Mu­sic, third ed­i­tion, 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Horn­blow­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Lowell Mason
1792–1872

Lyrics

Thy will be done! I will not fear
The fate provided by Thy love;
Though clouds and darkness shroud me here,
I know that all is bright above.

The stars of Heav’n are shining on,
Though these frail eyes are dimmed with tears;
The hopes of earth indeed are gone,
But are not ours th’immortal years?

Father, forgive the heart that clings,
Thus trembling, to the things of time;
And bid my soul on angel wings,
Ascend into a purer clime.

There shall no doubts disturb its trust,
No sorrows dim celestial love;
But these afflictions of the dust,
Like shadows of the night, remove.

E’en now, above, there’s radiant day,
While clouds and darkness brood below;
Then, Father, joyful on my way
To drink the bitter cup I go.