Scripture Verse

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


Johann S. Bach

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Al­brecht von Bran­den­burg, cir­ca 1554 (Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh’ all­zeit). Com­po­site trans­la­tion from Ger­man to Eng­lish.

Music: Was mein Gott will, French tune. Har­mo­nized by Jo­hann S. Bach, 1750 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Albrecht von Brandenburg


The will of God is always best
And shall be done forever;
And they who trust in Him are blest,
He will forsake them never.
He helps indeed in time of need
He chastens with forbearing;
They who depend on God, their friend,
Shall not be left despairing.

God is my comfort and my trust,
My hope and life abiding;
And to His counsel, wise and just,
I yield, in Him confiding.
The very hairs, His Word declares,
Upon my head He numbers.
By night and day God is my stay,
He never sleeps nor slumbers.

Lord Jesus, this I ask of Thee,
Deny me not this favor;
When Satan sorely troubles me,
Then do not let me waver.
Keep watch and ward, O gracious Lord,
Fulfill Thy faithful saying:
Who doth believe He shall receive
An answer to his praying.

When life’s brief course on earth is run
And I this world am leaving,
Grant me to say, Thy will be done,
By faith to Thee still cleaving.
My heav’nly friend, I now commend
My soul into Thy keeping,
O’er sin and hell, and death as well,
Thro’ Thee the vict’ry reaping.