Teach me Thy gracious will

Teach me Thy gracious will

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Teach me Thy gracious will,
O Jesus, Lord, I pray,
And make me ready to respond
From day to day.

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Thou hadst no will but one,
The will Thy God imposed;
Teach me, O Lord, to rest my soul
Where Thine reposed.

Then life with all its ills
Will be no task to bear,
For what is best Thy hand will give,
And soothe my care.

I am not wise nor good,
I must not risk to choose;
I grasp the thing my heart desires;
The best, I lose.

So let Thy will be mine,
That I may quietly rest;
For, what Thy love and wisdom plan,
Must aye be best.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Teach me Thy gracious will
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.8.4
Language: English



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