"What God Ordains Is Always Good"
                         by Samuel Rodigast, 1649-1708
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

	1. What God ordains is always good;
	His will abideth holy.
	As He directs my life for me,
	I follow meek and lowly.
	God indeed in every need
	Doth well know how to shield me;
	To Him, then, I will yield me.
	2. What God ordains is always good. 
	He never will deceive me;
	He leads me in His own right way,
	And never will He leave me.
	I take content What He hath sent;
	His hand that sends me sadness
	Will turn my tears to gladness.
	3. What God ordains is always good.
	His loving thought attends me;
	No poison can be in the cup
	That my Physician sends me.
	My God is true; Each morn anew
	I'll trust His grace unending,
	My life to Him commending.
	4. What God ordains is always good. 
	He is my Friend and Father;
	He suffers naught to do me harm,
	Though many storms may gather.
	Now I may know Both joy and woe,
	Some day I shall see clearly
	That He hath loved me dearly.
	5. What God ordains is always good. 
	Though I the cup am drinking
	Which savors now of bitterness,
	I take it without shrinking.
	For after grief God grants relief,
	My heart with comfort filling
	And all my sorrow stilling.
	6. What God ordains is always good. 
	This truth remains unshaken.
	Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
	I shall not be forsaken.
	I fear no harm, For with His arm
	He shall embrace and shield me;
	So to my God I yield me.

Notes: Hymn #521 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Deut. 32:4 Author: Samuel Rodigast, 1675 Translated by: composite Titled: "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" Composer: Severus Gastorius, 1681 Tune: "Was Gott tut"
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