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Is it not God appoints it so?
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Is it not God appoints it so?

"It is good for me that I have been afflicted." (Psalm 119,71)

1. Is it not God appoints it so?
  Then why should I repine or grieve?
From him my trials come I know,
  and he can all my pain relieve.

2. He sought and found me when a foe,
  he might have cast me down to hell,
but love prevailed, and well I know
  the love of God no tongue can tell.

3. If he could save an enemy,
  adopt and make his foe a child,
what goodness may I hope to see,
  when pardoned thus and reconciled?

4. If he should cross my stubborn will,
  to wean my heart from earthly things,
shall I repine and murmur still,
  nor learn the lesson sorrow brings?

5. Forbid it, Lord! I come to thee,
  my weakness and my wants thou know’st,
from proud impatience set me free,
  and make me like whate’er thou dost.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 285.

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