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
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6.
Scripture: Philippians 4; Philippians 4:11
Topic: The Christian Life: Obedience; Cheerfulness; Christian Service (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MORWELLHAM
Composer: Charles Steggal, 1826-1905
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6.
Key: E♭ Major



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