Our God is kind and merciful,
His grace beyond the clouds;
He loves to bless His children though
His purposes He shrouds.
He works His will with sovereign might,
And none can stay His hand;
What He ordains no one can change –
All is as He has planned.
So often in His loving grace
He spares us from His wrath,
Holds back what we deserve, to give
The blessings that He hath.
And though His ways seem still unclear,
His providences hid,
He will make manifest at last
The sense in all He did.
It seems to us that much could be
More perfect than it is,
And yet we trust that He knows best –
All wisdom, might are His.
We lift our song of thanks to You,
Our Master, God, and King,
For all Your mercies and Your love –
Our highest praise we bring.
Christina Joy Hommes
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