"What Our Father Does Is Well"
                          by Benjamin Schmolck, 1672-1737
                      Translated by Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877
                                    Text From:
                         THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                  (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.406

        1. What our Father does is well:
        Blessed truth His children tell!
        Though He send, for plenty, want,
        Though the harvest-store be scant,
        Yet we rest upon His love,
        Seeking better things above.

        2. What our Father does is well,
        Shall the wilful heart rebel
        If a blessing He withhold
        In the field or in the fold?
        Is He not Himself to be
        All our store eternally?

        3. What our Father does is well,
        Though He sadden hill and dell,
        Upward yet our praises rise
        For the strength His Word supplies.
        He has called us sons of God;
        Can we murmur at His rod?

        4. What our Father does is well,
        May the thought within us dwell!
        Though no milk nor honey flow
        In our barren Canaan now,
        God can save us in our need,
        God can bless us, God can feed.

        5. Therefore unto Him we raise
        Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
        To the Father and the Son
        And the Spirit, Three in One,
        Honor, might, and glory be
        Now and through eternity.

Notes: Hymn #571 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Hab. 3: 17, 18 Author: Benjamin Schmolck, 1720, cento Translated by: Henry W. Baker, 1861 Titled: "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" Tune: "Ratisbon" 1st Published in: _Saechsisches Choralbuch_ Town: Leipzig, 1815
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