Commit thou all thy ways

Commit thou all thy ways
and griefs into his hands,
to his sure truth and tender care,
who heaven and earth commands.

Who points the clouds their course,
whom winds and seas obey,
he shall direct thy wandering feet,
he shall prepare thy way.

Thou on the Lord rely,
so safe shalt thou go on;
fix on his work thy steadfast eye
so shall thy work be done.

Leave to his sovereign sway
to choose and to command;
so shalt thou wondering own his way
how wise, how strong his hand.

Thou seest our weakness, Lord,
our hearts are known to thee;
O lift thou up the sinking hand,
confirm the feeble knee!

Let us in life, in death,
thy steadfast truth declare,
and publish with our latest breath
thy love and guardian care.

Words: Paul Gerhardt, 1653;
trans. John Wesley, 1739

Music: Carlisle

Meter: SM

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.