559. Father, I Know That All My Life

1 Father, I know that all my life
Is portioned out for me;
The changes that are sure to come,
I do not fear to see:
I ask thee for a present mind,
Intent on pleasing thee.

2 I would not have the restless will
That hurries to and fro,
Seeking for some great thing to do,
Or secret thing to know;
I would be treated as a child,
And guided where I go.

3 I ask thee for the daily strength,
To none that ask denied,
A mind to blend with outward life,
While keeping at thy side,
Content to fill a little space,
If thou be glorified.

4 In service which thy will appoints
There are no bonds for me;
My secret heart is taught the truth
That makes thy children free;
A life of self-renouncing love
Is one of liberty.

Text Information
First Line: Father, I know that all my life
Title: Father, I Know That All My Life
Author: Anna Laetitia Waring (1850)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Philippians 4; Philippians 4:11
Topic: The Christian Life: Obedience; Cheerfulness; Christian Service (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Steggal, 1826-1905
Key: E♭ Major

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