Commit now all your griefs and ways into His hands

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 537 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

COMMIT now all your griefs
And ways into His hands,
To His sure Truth and tender care,
Who earth and Heaven commands.

Who points the clouds their course,
Whom winds and seas obey,
He shall direct your wandering feet,
He shall prepare your way.

Put all your trust in God,
In duty’s path go on;
Fix on His work your steadfast eye,
So shall your work be done.

No profit can be gained
By self-consuming care;
To Him commend your cause; His ear
Attends the softest prayer.

Through waves and clouds and storms
He gently clears your way:
Wait, then, His time; so shall this night
Soon end in joyous day.

Leave to His sovereign sway
To choose and to command;
So shall you, wondering, own His way,
How wise, how strong His hand!

Let us, in life and death,
His steadfast Truth declare,
And publish with our latest breath
His love and guardian care.

Author: Paul Gerhardt (1607-76) tr.
Tune: Louisville
Composer: John Zundel (1815-82)

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