Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What God Ordains Is Always Good!

Hymn 521, TLH

1. What God ordains is always good; His will abideth holy, as He directs my life for me, I follow meek and lowly. My God indeed in every need doth well know how to shield me; to Him, then, I will yield me.

2. What God ordains is always good. He never will deceive me; He leads me in His own right way, and never will He leave me. I take content what He hath sent; His hand that sends me sadness will turn my tears to gladness.

3. What God ordains is always good. His loving thought attends me; No poison can be in the cup that my Physician sends me. My God is true; each morn anew I'll trust His grace unending, my life to Him commending.

4. What God ordains is always good. He is my Friend and Father; He suffers naught to do me harm, though many storms may gather. Now I may know both joy and woe, some day I shall see clearly that He hath loved me dearly.

5. What God ordains is always good. Though I the cup am drinking which savors now of bitterness, I take it without shrinking. For after grief God grants relief, my heart with comfort filling and all my sorrow stilling.

6. What God ordains is always good. This truth remains unshaken. Though sorrow, need or death be mine, I shall not be forsaken. I fear no harm, for with His arm He shall embrace and shield me; so to my God I yield me.



At 9:08 PM, Blogger Brett Cornelius said...

Amen, brother. We can become so involved in the politics of this world, which we must do in order to speak up for those who can't speak for themselves, that we forget that, "All power is given to Me in heaven and on earth." And "All things work together for good, to those who love God and are called according to His purpose." Yes, even democrat victories ultimately must serve God and His purposes. Amen.

It is said that when Rome fell to the vandals, that Jerome lamented saying, "What will happen to the Church now that Rome has fallen." 'The City of God' by Augustine was, in part, an answer to Jerome. The cities of this world rise and fall. If America continues in its moral decline and the leaders whom God has appointed fail to do their duty in protecting innocent life, then America will indeed fall. In fact, we know it will. The kingdoms of this world are not permanent, but the gates of hell will not prevail against the kingdom of heaven. Ultimately, we are citizens of that Kingdom. Bless the Lord, O My Soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Amen and Amen.


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