760. What God Ordains Is Always Good

1 What God ordains is always good:
His will is just and holy.
As He directs my life for me,
I follow meek and lowly.
My God indeed
In ev'ry need
Knows well how He will shield me;
To Him, then, I will yield me.

2 What God ordains is always good:
He never will deceive me;
He leads me in His righteous way,
And never will He leave me.
I take content
What He has sent;
His hand that sends me sadness
Will turn my tears to gladness.

3 What God ordains is always good:
His loving thought attends me;
No poison can be in the cup
That my physician sends me.
My God is true;
Each morning new
I trust His grace unending,
My life to Him commending.

4 What God ordains is always good:
He is my friend and Father;
He suffers naught to do me harm
Though many storms may gather.
Now I may know
Both joy and woe;
Some day I shall see clearly
That He has loved me dearly.

5 What God ordains is always good:
Though I the cup am drinking
Which savors now of bitterness,
I take it without shrinking.
For after grief
God gives relief,
My heart with comfort filling
And all my sorrow stilling.

6 What God ordains is always good:
This truth remains unshaken.
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
I shall not be forsaken.
I fear no harm,
For with His arm
He shall embrace and shield me;
So to my God I yield me.

Text Information
First Line: What God ordains is always good
Title: What God Ordains Is Always Good
Author: Samuel Rodigast, 1649-1808
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 44 77
Scripture: Romans 8:28; Psalm 92:15; Deuteronomy 32:4; Lamentations 3:19-26
Topic: Death and Burial
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Tr.) alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WAS GOTT TUT
Composer: Severus Gastorius, 1646-82
Meter: 87 87 44 77
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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