Live in Christ Jesus the Lord in the same way as you received Him. Colossians 2:6
Words: Emily L. Whiting, in Sunshine for Sunday Schools, by Philip P. Bliss (Cincinnati, Ohio & Chicago, Illinois: John Church & George F. Root and Sons, 1873), page 51.
Music: Ljubuški adapted from E. A. Hanchet, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Hanchet’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him or Whiting (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
O Father, not for worldly wealth,
We pray to Thee today;
We only ask for faith to tread
The straight and narrow way.
God’s plans and purposes to us
May oft seem strange and dim,
But where we can not understand,
We trust it all to Him.
And of the hopes yet unfulfilled,
Help us to truly say,
The prayers that oft unanswered seem,
Are answered in His way.
O Father, make us wholly Thine;
Grant us Thy loving care;
And when life’s labor all is o’er,
May we Thy glory share.