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Hymn score of: I place myself in Jesus' hands - Confidence (Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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I place myself in Jesus' hands - Confidence
(Carl Johann Philipp Spitta/Richard Massie/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Confidence.

1. I place myself in Jesus' hands
  and there abide for ever;
no griefs, no joys, shall loose the bands,
  nor our sweet union sever;
    in those dread days
    when earth decays,
who stays on him, and whom he stays,
  shall be preserved for ever.

2. A Rock and Castle is the Lord,
  and they shall see and wonder
who build on his almighty word,
  and thereon deeply ponder;
    and what he saith,
    in life and death,
my heart shall trust with steadfast faith,
  though earth be rent asunder.

3. Let him do with me what he will,
  he cannot fail to please me,
I cleave to him with strong faith still,
  and hope that he will bless me;
    he must be blessed
    who loves him best,
and on his word doth firmly rest;
  Lord, with this truth impress me.

4. When things are at their worst, I will
  still joy in his protection,
who loves to bring out good from ill,
  and grieves in my affliction:
    his trials sent
    are all well meant,
his blows a Father's chastisement,
  and tokens of affection.

5. My confidence unshaken stands
  upon his blessed promise,
that none shall pluck us from his hands,
  nor any foe o'ercome us.
    He will not break
    the word he spake,
he will not leave us nor forsake,
  nor take his Spirit from us.

Richard Massie, Lyra Domestica I, 1863, 53-54.
Translated from the German Ich steh in meines Herren Hand - Zuversicht
of Carl Johann Philipp Spitta.

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