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Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord – Sunday Songs

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Another year passes serving the saints at Mount Gambier.
A privilege to be surrounded by such faith, love, and encouragement; a work worth a lifetime.
When people ask me how long they think I’ll be here, I usually remark I wasn’t smart enough to plan to come here, and I’m not smart enough to think of anything better to be doing.

Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord is not a song of morbid resignation, but a hymn that firmly and confidently celebrates that God’s pathway for us is more satisfying than anything of our own devising.

The lyrics:
Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be;
Lead me by Thine own hand,
Choose out the Path for me.
Smooth let it be, or rough,
It will be still the best;
Winding or straight it leads
Right onward to Thy rest.
I dare not choose my lot;
I would not if I might:
Choose Thou for me, my God,
So shall I walk aright.
Take Thou my cup, and it
With joy or sorrow fill,
As best to Thee may seem;
Choose Thou my good and ill.
Choose Thou for me my friends,
My sickness or my health.
Choose Thou my cares for me,
My poverty or wealth.
Not mine, not mine the choice,
In things both great and small;
Be Thou my guide, my strength,
My wisdom and my all.

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