Leave all to GodAuthor: Anton Ulrich (1667); Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1855)
Published in 4 hymnals
Leave all to God,
Forsaken one, and stay thy tears;
For the Highest knows thy pain,
Sees thy sufferings and thy fears
Thou shalt not wait His help in vain,
Leave all to God.
Be still and trust!
For His strokes are strokes of love,
Thou must for thy profit bear;
He thy filial fear would move,
Trust thy Father's loving care,
Be still and trust!
Know, God is near!
Though thou think Him far away,
Though His mercy long have slept,
He will come and not delay,
When His child enough hath wept,
For God is near!
O teach Him not
When and how to hear thy prayers;
Never doth our God forget,
He the cross who longest bears
Finds his sorrows' bounds are set,
Then teach Him not.
If thou love Him,
Walking truly in His ways,
Then no trouble, cross or death,
E'er shall silence faith and praise;
All things serve thee here beneath,
If thou love God!
i. Lass dich Gott. [Resignation.) This beautiful hymn on Consolation in Trial appeared in 1667, p. 237, as above (ed. Wendebourg, 1856, p. 68), in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, lines 1, 6, of each stanza being identical. Included as No. 468 in pt. ii., 1714, of Freylinghausens Gesang-Buch, and as No. 787 in Bunsen's Versuch, 1833 (Allgemeine Gesang-Buch, 1846, No. 319). Translated as:—
Leave all to God. A good translation (omitting stanza iv.) by Miss Winkworth in the 1st Series, 1855, of her Lyra Germanica, p. 159 (ed. 1876, p. 161), and thence as No. 155 in Psalms & Hymns, Bedford, 1859, as No. 302 in the Free Church Hymn Book, 1882, and in the Gilman-Schaff Library of Religious Poetry, ed. 1883.
-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (4)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Hymns of the Church Militant #186||Leave all to God||Let Him do what Seemeth Him Good||1858|
|Lyra Germanica: hymns for the Sundays and chief festivals of the Christian year #159||Leave all to God||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Anton Ulrich von Braunschweig-Wolfenbuettel||1856|
|Lyra Germanica: The Christian Year #67||Leave all to God||Leave all to God||Anton Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick; Catherine Winkworth||126.96.36.199.8.4||Luke 7:13||German; English||1861|
|The Catholic Hymnal: containing hymns for congregational and home use, and the vesper psalms, the office of compline, the litanies, hymns at benediction, etc. #203||Leave all to God!||1885|