Whatever My God Ordains Is Right

We’ve been singing “Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right” at our church in recent weeks. I have to say that the words and music to this are really special. It is written as a song for saints who are suffering. Which means that it is written for all of us. Here are the words:

VERSE 1
Whate’er my God ordains is right,
His holy will abideth;
I will be still whate’er He does
And follow where He guideth.
He is my God, though dark my road;
He holds me that I shall not fall;
And so, to Him I leave it all,
And so, to Him I leave it all.

VERSE 2
Whate’er my God ordains is right,
He never will deceive me;
He leads me by the proper path,
I know He will not leave me.
I take, content, what He has sent;
His hand can turn my griefs away;
And patiently I wait His day,
And patiently I wait His day.

VERSE 3
Whate’er my God ordains is right,
Though now this cup in drinking
May bitter seem to my faint heart,
I take it all, unshrinking.
My God is true each morn anew;
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart;
And pain and sorrow shall depart,
And pain and sorrow shall depart.

VERSE 4
Whate’er my God ordains is right,
Here shall my stand be taken;
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
Yet I am not forsaken.
My Father’s care is ‘round me there;
He holds me that I shall not fall,
And so, to Him I leave it all,
And so, to Him I leave it all.

Thank you Matt Merker and Keith Getty for the music. Thank you Bob Kauflin for the definitive performance at T4G 2018. And thank you Father for Samuel Rodigast, who gave us these beautiful words over 250 years ago.

You can purchase the song and the entire album here.

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