If thou but suffer God to guide thee
Author: Georg Neumark, 1640, Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863. Text: Ps. 55:22 - Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee
May God bless you today in whatever your circumstances. Keep patient, believe and be of good cheer - The Lord’s on his way.
P.S. Some of the most comforting parts of the hymn are not included in the recording. Take a look at the stanzas and decide what you think.
"If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee" by Georg Neumark, 1621-1681 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878 1. If thou but suffer God to guide thee And hope in Him through all thy ways, He'll give thee strength, whate'er betide thee, And bear thee through the evil days. Who trusts in God's unchanging love Builds on the Rock that naught can move. 2. What can these anxious cares avail thee, These never-ceasing moans and sighs? What can it help if thou bewail thee O'er each dark moment as it flies? Our cross and trials do but press The heavier for our bitterness. 3. Be patient and await His leisure In cheerful hope, with heart content To take whate'er thy Father's pleasure And His discerning love hath sent, Nor doubt our inmost wants are known To Him who chose us for His own. 4. God knows full well when times of gladness Shall be the needful thing for thee. When He has tried thy soul with sadness And from all guile has found thee free, He comes to thee all unaware And makes thee own His loving care. 5. Nor think amid the fiery trial That God hath cast thee off unheard, That he whose hopes meet no denial Must surely be of God preferred. Time passes and much change doth bring And sets a bound to everything. 6. All are alike before the Highest; 'Tis easy to our God, we know, To raise thee up, though low thou liest, To make the rich man poor and low. True wonders still by Him are wrought Who setteth up and brings to naught. 7. Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving, Perform thy duties faithfully, And trust His Word, though undeserving, Thou yet shalt find it true for thee. God never yet forsook in need The soul that trusted Him indeed. Hymn #518 in The Lutheran Hymnal Text: Ps. 55:22 Author: Georg Neumark, 1640 Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt. Titled: "Wer nur den lieben Gott laesst walten" Composer: Georg Neumark, 1640 Tune: "Wer nur den lieben Gott"