Christ My Song - 934
It is thy hand, my God! - Chastening
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but the for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness." (Hebrews 12,9-10)
2. I would not murmur, Lord;
before thee I am dumb;
lest I should breathe one murmuring word,
to thee for help I come.
3. My God – thy name is love,
a Father's hand is thine;
with tearful eyes I look above,
and cry, "Thy will be mine!"
4. I know thy will is right,
though it may seem severe;
thy path is still unsullied light,
though dark it oft appear.
5. Jesus for me hath died;
thy Son thou didst not spare:
his piercèd hands, his bleeding side,
thy love for me declare.
6. Here my poor heart can rest;
my God, it cleaves to thee:
thy will is love, thine end is blessed;
all work for good to me.
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 19-20.