The United Methodist Hymnal


If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee

1.	If thou but suffer God to guide thee, 
	and hope in God through all thy ways, 
	God will give strength, whate'er betide thee, 
	and bear thee through the evil days.  
	Who trusts in God's unchanging love 
	builds on the rock that naught can move.

2.	Only be still, and wait God's leisure 
	in cheerful hope, with heart content 
	to take whate'er thy Maker's pleasure 
	and all-discerning love hath sent; 
	we know our inmost wants are known, 
	for we are called to be God's own.

3.	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.

WORDS: Catherine Winkworth, 1863; Georg Neumark, 1657
MUSIC: Georg Neumark, 1657
Scripture: Psalm 55:22
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Christian Year: Lent; Christian Year: New Year; Christian Year: New Year; Comfort; Courage; Funerals and Memorial Services; Grief; Guidance; Hope; Pilgrimage; Providence; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Strength in Triublation; The Glory of the Triune God: Providence; Trust