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.
|First Line:||Father, I know that all my life|
|Title:||Father, I Know That All My Life|
|Author:||Anna Laetitia Waring (1850)|
|Scripture:||Philippians 4; Philippians 4:11|
|Topic:||The Christian Life: Obedience; Cheerfulness; Christian Service6 more...|
|Composer:||Charles Steggal, 1826-1905|