Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sovereign Ruler

His decree who formed the earth
Fixed my first and second birth;
Parents, native place, and time,
Planned within God’s loving mind
He that formed me in the womb,
He shall guide me to the tomb;
All my times shall ever be
Ordered by His wise decree.

Times of sickness, times of health;
Times of poverty and wealth;
Times of trial and times of grief;
Times of triumph and relief.
Times the tempter’s power to prove,
Times to taste the Savior’s love;
All must come, and last, and end,
As shall please my heavenly Friend.

Sovereign Ruler of the skies,
Ever gracious, ever wise,
All my times are in Your hand,
All events at Your command.
Sovereign Ruler of the skies,
You are gracious, You are wise,
All my times are in Your hands,
All events at Your command. (John Ryland)

Grace upon grace,
JRL

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