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If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee


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If thou but trust in God to guide thee,
with hopeful heart through all thy ways,
God will give strength, whate’er betide thee,
to bear thee through the evil days.
Who trusts in God’s unchanging love
builds on the rock that nought can move.
Only be still and wait his pleasure
in cheerful hope with heart content.
He fills your needs to fullest measure
with what discerning love has sent;
doubt not our inmost wants are known
to him who chose us for his own.
Sing, pray, and keep God’s ways unswerving;
so do thine own part faithfully,
and trust God’s word; though undeserving,
thou yet shalt find it true for thee.
God never yet forsook at need
the soul that trusted God indeed.

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If thou but suffer God to guide thee
If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee
German Title:
Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten
Georg Neumark (1641)
Catherine Winkworth (1855, 1863)
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Scripture Songs

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Georg Neumark (1657)
Public Domain