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O Lord, my best desire fulfil - Submission
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Submission.

1. O Lord, my best desire fulfil,
  and help me to resign
life, health and comfort to thy will,
  and make thy pleasure mine.

2. Why should I shrink at thy command,
  whose love forbids my fears?
Or tremble at the gracious hand
  that wipes away my tears?

3. No, let me rather freely yield
  what most I prize to thee;
who never hast a good withheld,
  or wilt withhold, from me.

4. Thy favour, all my journey through,
  thou art engaged to grant;
what else I want, or think I do,
  'tis better still to want.

5. Wisdom and mercy guide my way,
  shall I resist them both?
A poor blind creature of a day,
  and crushed before the moth!

6. But ah! my inward spirit cries,
  still bind me to thy sway;
else the next cloud that veils the skies,
  drives all these thoughts away.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 257-258.

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