On Truth and Tears

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Name Girl by AmandaRaeK

Forgive today’s post. I received some difficult news this morning. I am thinking about the following words, the ones in bold, specifically.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
His holy will abideth;
I will be still whate’er He doth;
And follow where He guideth;
He is my God; though dark my road,
He holds me that I shall not fall:
Wherefore to Him I leave it all.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
He never will deceive me;
He leads me by the proper path:
I know He will not leave me.
I take, content, what He hath sent;
His hand can turn my griefs away,
And patiently I wait His day.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
His loving thought attends me;
No poison can be in the cup
That my Physician sends me.
My God is true; each morn anew
I’ll trust His grace unending,
My life to Him commending.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
He is my Friend and Father;
He suffers naught to do me harm,
Though many storms may gather,
Now I may know both joy and woe,
Some day I shall see clearly
That He hath loved me dearly.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
Though now this cup, in drinking,
May bitter seem to my faint heart,
I take it, all unshrinking.
My God is true; each morn anew
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart,
And pain and sorrow shall depart.

Whate’er my God ordains is right:
Here shall my stand be taken;
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
Yet I am not forsaken.
My Father’s care is round me there;
He holds me that I shall not fall:
And so to Him I leave it all.

 

–Samuel Rodigast, 1676

 

Comments

  1. Thanks. This is exactly what I needed today.

  2. I came across this song when I was going through the hardest thing I had to ever endure in my life – It was such a comfort, rebuke and reminder. Keep your eyes on the Lord – you’ll see His glory even through this trial.

    “In The Valley” By Bob Kauflin

    When You lead me to the valley of vision
    I can see You in the heights
    And though my humbling wouldn’t be my decision
    It’s here Your glory shines so bright
    So let me learn that the cross precedes the crown
    To be low is to be high
    That the valley’s where You make me more like Christ

    Let me find Your grace in the valley
    Let me find Your life in my death
    Let me find Your joy in my sorrow
    Your wealth in my need
    That You’re near with every breath
    In the valley

    In the daytime there are stars in the heavens
    But they only shine at night
    And the deeper that I go into darkness
    The more I see their radiant light
    So let me learn that my losses are my gain
    To be broken is to heal
    That the valley’s where Your power is revealed

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