I've been reading through Then Sings my Soul Book 2: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories by Robert J. Morgan, and I really enjoy learning about the people who wrote some of my favorite hymns and the stories that inspired them. When I read this hymn by Georg Neumark, I discovered one that I had forgotten. What a wonderful hymn it is, full of truth!
If thou but suffer God to guide thee,
And hope in Him through all thy ways,
He'll give thee 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.
Only be still, and wait His leisure
In cheerful hope, with heart content
To take whate'er Thy Father's pleasure
And all-discerning love hath sent;
Nor doubt our inmost wants are known
To Him who chose us for His own.
Sing, pray, and keep His ways unswerving,
So do thine own part faithfully;
And trust His Word, though undeserving,
Thou yet shall find it true for thee;
God never yet forsook at need
The soul that trusted Him indeed.
Hymns like this one comfort my soul when hard times come. I praise God that He moved men and women to write hymns such as this one.
Do you have a favorite hymn? Or are there too many to count?