"Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care"
                     by Richard Baxter, 1681, cento, alt.
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

	1. Lord, it belongs not to my care
	Whether I die or live;
	To love and serve Thee is my share,
	And this Thy grace must give.
	2. If life be long, I will be glad
	That I may long obey;
	If short no laborer is sad
	To end his toilsome day.
	3. Christ leads me through no darker rooms
	Than He went through before;
	He that into God's kingdom comes
	Must enter by this door.
	4. Come, Lord, when grace has made me meet
	Thy blessed face to see;
	For if Thy work on earth be sweet.
	What will Thy glory be?
	5. Then shall I end my sad complaints
	And weary, sinful days
	And join with the triumphant saints
	That sing my Savior's praise.
	6. My knowledge of that life is small,
	The eye of faith is dim;
	But 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
	And I shall be with Him.

Notes: Hymn #527 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Phil. 1:21 Author: Richard Baxter, 1681, cento, alt. Tune: "St. Bernard" 1st Published in: _Tochter Zion_ Town: Cologne, 1741
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