Thy way, not mine, O LordAuthor: Horatius Bonar (1857)
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1 Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be:
Lead me by Thine own hand,
Choose out the path for me.
Smooth let it be or rough,
It will be still the best;
Winding or straight, it leads
Right onward to Thy Rest.
2 I dare not choose my lot;
I would not if I might:
Choose Thou for me, my God;
So shall I walk aright.
Take Thou my cup, and it
With joy or sorrow fill
As best to Thee may seem;
Choose Thou my good and ill.
3 Choose Thou for me my friends,
My sickness or my health;
Choose Thou my cares for me,
My poverty or wealth.
Not mine, not mine the choice
In things or great or small;
Be Thou my guide, my strength,
My wisdom, and my all.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
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Thy way, not mine [ours] O Lord. H. Bonar. [Resignation.] Appeared in his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 1st Series, 1857, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. It is sometimes given as, "Thy way, not ours, O Lord"; and as Father, Thy way, not mine." There is also an adaptation in three stanzas, beginning, "My portion, Thou! my cup," in the American Church Pastorals, 1864. The original is in extensive use in most English-speaking countries.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 10 of 10)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|AGO Founders Hymnal #59||Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord||Thy way, not mine, O Lord!||SEALY||Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889||2009|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #707||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||2000|
|Complete Mission Praise #950||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||66 66||2000|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #555||Your way, not mine, O Lord||Your way, not mine, O Lord||IBSTONE||H. Bonar (1808-1889)||6 6 6 6||1987||God's Church | Commitment and Character; Epiphany 5, Revelation | The Wisdom of God; Lent 3, The King and the Kingdom | Suffering; Palm Sunday | The Way of the Cross; Pentecost 18 | The Offering of Life; Pentecost 22 | The Two Ways|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #521||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||66 66||1996|
|Small Church Music #5255||求祢揀選我道路 (Thy way, not mine, O Lord)||求祢揀選我道路 (Thy way, not mine, O Lord)||[Thy way not mine O Lord]||1984|
|Small Church Music #5940||Psalm 32||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||PSALM 32||Horatius Bonar||220.127.116.11|
|Small Church Music #6719||Moab||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||MOAB||Horatius Bonar||18.104.22.168.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6992||Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||ST. CECILIA (Hayne)||Horatius Bonar||66.66||<cite>Hymns of Faith and Hope</cite>, 1857|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #686||Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord||Thy way, not mine, O Lord||INVITATION||Horatius Bonar||22.214.171.124.D.||Romans 6:13||1990||The Christian Life | Submission; Mystery of God's Ways ||