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Hymn #386: Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord

Hymn #385 Hymn #387

Reliance and Devotion

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386 (S.M.) Horatius Bonar

Thy way, not mine, O Lord,

However dark it be!

Oh, lead me by Thine own right hand,

Choose Thou the path for me!

Smooth let it be, or rough,

It will be still the best;

Winding or straight, it matters not;

It leads me to Thy rest.

I dare not choose my lot;

I would not if I might:

But choose Thou for me, O my Lord!

So shall I walk aright.

The kingdom that I seek

Is Thine; so let the way

That leads to it, O Lord, be Thine,

Else I must surely stray.

Take Thou my cup, and it

With joy or sorrow fill,

As ever best to Thee may seem;

Choose Thou my good and ill.

Choose Thou for me my friends,

My sickness or my health;

Choose Thou my joys and cares for me,

My poverty or wealth.

Not mine, not mine the choice

In things or great or small;

Be Thou my Guide, my Guard, my Strength,

My Wisdom, and my All.

Hymn #385 Hymn #387