Title: O God, What You Ordain Is Right
Composer: , 1863; alt. Serverus Gastorius, 1679 Harm. Common Service Book, 1917
Author: Samuel Rodigast, c. 1675 Trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1858
Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:4
1. O God, what You ordain is right, Your holy will abiding; I shall be still, whate'er You do, And follow where You are guiding. You are my God; Though dark my road, You hold me that I shall not fall; Wherefore to You I leave it all. 2. O God, what You ordain is right; You never will deceive me. You lead me by the proper path; I know You will not leave me. And take, content, What You have sent; Your hand can turn my griefs away, And patiently I wait Your day. 3. O God, what You ordain is right; Here shall my stand be taken. Though sorrow, need, or death be mine, Yet I am not forsaken. Your watchful care Is round me there; You hold me that I shall not fall, And so to You I leave it all.