I leave all things to God's Direction - Lutheran Men's Voice

I leave all things to God's Direction - Lutheran Men's Voice

A German hymn, translated to English, and sung in India. “My God desires each soul’s salvation, My soul he too desires to save; Therefore with Christian resignation, All earthly troubles I will brave.”

Dear Lord, may it be so today and ever. Amen. Lyrics below the video.

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   I Leave All Things to God's Direction
   By: Salomo Franck

   I leave all things to God's direction,
   For he loves me in wealth or woe;
   His will is good, and his affection,
   His tender love is true, I know.
   My strength, my fortress rock is he:
   What pleases God, that pleases me.

   My God has all things in his keeping,
   He is my ever faithful friend;
   He gives me laughter after weeping,
   And all his ways in blessing end.
   His love endures eternally:
   What pleases God, that pleases me.

   The will of God shall be my pleasure
   While here I live life's interim;
   My will is wrong beyond all measure,
   It does not will what pleases him.
   The Christian's motto then must be:
   What pleases God, that pleases me.

   God knows what must be done to save me,
   His love for me will never cease;
   And all my sins my Lord forgave me
   With purest gold of loving grace.
   His will supreme must ever be:
   What pleases God, that pleases me.

   My God desires each soul's salvation,
   My soul he too desires to save;
   Therefore with Christian resignation
   All earthly troubles I will brave.
   His will be done eternally:
   What pleases God, that pleases me.

   Hymn # 429
   Lutheran Worship
   Author: Georg Neumark
   Tune: Wer Nur Den Lieben Gott
   1st Published in: 1685
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