Thy will be done, In devious way

Thy will be done, In devious way

Author: John Bowring
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1 Thy will be done!
In devious way
The hurrying stream of life may run;
Yet still our grateful hearts shall say,
Thy will, O Lord, be done!

2 Thy will be done!
If o’er us shine
A gladdening and a prosperous sun;
This prayer will make it more divine
Thy will, O Lord, be done!

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #97

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy will be done, In devious way
Author: John Bowring
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Thy will be done I In devious ways. Sir J. Bowring. [God's Will.] From his Hymns, 1825, No. 8.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)