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My God and Father, while I stray - Thy Will be Done
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Thy Will be Done.

1. My God and Father, while I stray
  far from my home in life's rough way,
    oh, teach me from my heart to say,
            "Thy will be done!"

2. Though dark my path and sad my lot,
  let me "be still" and murmur not;
    or breathe the prayer divinely taught,
            "Thy will be done!"

3. What though in lonely grief I sigh
  for friends beloved, no longer nigh,
    submissive still would I reply,
            "Thy will be done!"

4. Though thou hast called me to resign
  what most I prized, it ne'er was mine:
    I have but yielded what was thine: –
            "Thy will be done!"

5. Should grief or sickness waste away
  my life in premature decay;
    my Father! still I strive to say,
            "Thy will be done!"

6. Let but my fainting heart be blessed
  with thy sweet Spirit for its guest;
    my God! to thee I leave the rest:
            "Thy will be done!"

7. Renew my will from day to day!
  Blend it with thine; and take away
    all that now makes it hard to say,
            "Thy will be done!"

8. Then when on earth I breathe no more
  the prayer oft mixed with tears before
    I'll sing upon a happier shore:
            "Thy will be done!"

Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 195-196.
Last stanza not printed there, but, on the left margin of page 196, in handwriting, see picture above.

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