My times are in thy hand, My God I wish them thereAuthor: W. F. Lloyd (1824)
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1 "My times are in Thy hand;"
My God, I wish them there;
My life, my friends, my soul, I leave
Entirely to Thy care.
2 "My times are in Thy hand,"
Whatever they may be;
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
As best may seem to Thee.
3 "My times are in Thy hand:"
Why should I doubt or fear?
My Father's hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.
4 "My times are in Thy hand,"
Jesus the crucified!
The hand my cruel sins had pierced
Is now my guard and guide.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
Our times are in Thy hand, Father, we wish them there. W. F. Lloyd. [Resignation.] The opening stanza of this hymn is:--
”Our times are in Thy hand,
Father, we wish them there;
Our life, our soul, our all, we leave
Entirely to Thy care.”
This hymn appeared in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1841, No. 257, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, each stanza opening with the same first line. This was repeated in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, London, D. Walther, 1842, Pt. i., No. 64; and again in A few Hymns and Some Spiritual Songs selected 1856 for the Little Flock, No. 209. In Spurgeon’s Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, the text is slightly altered. Spurgeon’s date, “1835” we can not authenticate.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
My times are in Thy hand, p. 681, i. 3. This hymn first appeared in vol. i. of The Tract Magazine (R.T.S.), March, 1824, p. 32, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, entitled "My times are in Thy hand. Psalm xxxi. 15," and signed "Spes." Mr Lloyd, the author, was at that time an official of the R.T.S. The original text reads as in the The Church Hymnary (Scottish), 1898, No. 288, with st. iv., 11. 3-4, "Those hands," &c, " Are now," &c, to which must be added st. v., which is omitted in almost every collection:—
"My times are in Thy hand,
Jesus, my Advocate;
Nor shall Thine hand be stretch'd in vain
For me to supplicate."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Rejoice Hymns #624||My Times Are in Thy Hand||My times are in Thy hand||SHARALINA||William F. Lloyd, 1791-1853||220.127.116.11.(S.M.)||Deuteronomy 33:3||2011||Heaven ||
|Small Church Music #5885||一生在神手中 (My times are in Thy hand)||一生在神手中 (My times are in Thy hand)||FERGUSON||18.104.22.168|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4383||My Times Are in Thy Hand||My times are in Thy hand||VIGIL (Albans)||William F. Lloyd||SM||<cite>Tract Magazine</cite>, March 1824|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #684||My Times Are in Thy Hand||My times are in thy hand||VIGIL||William F. Lloyd||S.M.||Psalm 31||1990||Trust in God | ; The Christian Life | Submission; Christ | Guide; Opening and Closing of the Year ||
|生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #290||一生在神手中， (My times are in Thy hand)||一生在神手中， (My times are in Thy hand)||FERGUSON||William F. Lloyd||1986|