Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 542 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
LEAVE God to order all thy ways,
And hope in Him whate’er betide;
He will be found in evil days
An all-sufficient strength and guide:
Who trusts in God’s unchanging love
Builds on the rock that cannot move.
Only thy restless heart keep still,
And wait in cheerful hope, content
To take whate’er His gracious will,
His all-discerning love, has sent;
Nor doubt our inmost wants are known
To Him Who chose us for His own.
Trust, pray, and swerve not from His ways,
But do thine own part faithfully;
Trust His rich promises of grace,
So shall they be fulfilled in thee:
God never yet forsook the need
Of those who trusted Him indeed.
Author: Georg Neumark (1621-81) tr.
Composer: D Bruce Martin (1880-1941)