Christ My Song - 851
My past, O Lord, with all its scenes - Lord, increase our faith
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Lord, increase our faith.
2. My future, with its changing scenes
of light and shadow sown,
is in thy hands, O God of love,
though now to me unknown.
3. Keep me from planning brighter days,
save me from care and pride;
give what thy wisdom deemeth right,
and I am satisfied.
4. A fuller, warmer heart of love,
give, gracious Lord, to me, –
a simpler, stronger, noble faith,
and happier thoughts of thee.
Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 136.