757. Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care

1 Lord, it belongs not to my care
Whether I die or live;
To love and serve Thee is my share,
And this Thy grace must give.

2 If life be long, I will be glad
That I may long obey;
If short, yet why should I be sad
To soar to endless day?

3 Christ leads me through no darker rooms
Than He went through before;
He that unto God's kingdom comes
Must enter by this door.

4 Come, Lord, when grace has made me meet
Thy blessed face to see;
For if Thy work on earth be sweet,
What will Thy glory be?

5 Then shall I end my sad complaints
And weary, sinful days
And join with the triumphant saints
Who sing my Savior's praise.

6 My knowledge of that life is small,
The eye of faith is dim;
But 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
And I shall be with Him.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, it belongs not to my care
Title: Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care
Author: Richard Baxter, 1615-91
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: C M
Scripture: Philippians 1:21-26; Luke 23:43
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. FULBERT
Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett, 1805-76
Meter: C M
Key: C Major



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