Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Matthew 6:10
Words: Jane E. Hornblower, in Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion, edited by E. B. Hall (Providence, Rhode Island: Cranston, 1837).
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Thy will be done! I will not fear
The fate provided by Thy love;
Though clouds and darkness shroud me here,
I know that all is bright above.
The stars of Heav’n are shining on,
Though these frail eyes are dimmed with tears;
The hopes of earth indeed are gone,
But are not ours th’immortal years?
Father, forgive the heart that clings,
Thus trembling, to the things of time;
And bid my soul on angel wings,
Ascend into a purer clime.
There shall no doubts disturb its trust,
No sorrows dim celestial love;
But these afflictions of the dust,
Like shadows of the night, remove.
E’en now, above, there’s radiant day,
While clouds and darkness brood below;
Then, Father, joyful on my way
To drink the bitter cup I go.