Thy Will Be Done (dust&grooves 2)

I recently released a new album called “dust&grooves”. This is the second part of an album I released a few months ago. The lyrics are from an old hymn, revamped to fit my melody and set to a song I created. The original hymn was written by Charlotte Elliott in 1834. Here’s my version in full.

Thy Will Be Done

My God, my Father, while I stray, far from my home in life’s rough way,

O teach me from my heart to say,

“Thy will be done.”

Though dark my path, and sad my lot, let me be still and worry not,

Or breath the prayer Divinely taught,

“Thy will be done.”

Let but my fainting heart be blest, with Your sweet Spirit for its Guest,

My God, to You I leave the rest;

“Thy will be done.”

Renew my will from day to day, blend it with Yours, and take away

All that now makes it hard to say,

“Thy will be done.”

This hymn is really a prayer. It is asking for Gods strength to align our desires, wills, and whole lives with His. It is a constant struggle as our mortal flesh wants everything opposed to Gods will. The song starts with a very relatable (at least to me) confession of, “I am far from you, and feel it”. I am living a life of hardships and need to trust in You. Then the song moves to a complete resting in Gods love.  Totally surrendering to Him. Then the last verse is a prayer to continue to keep me close and right-minded. It’s a really great song lyrically and a fun tune God gave me to put to it.

There are many verses to read about this topic in Scripture, here are a few:

Psalm 143:10, Matthew 6:9-13, Matthew 26:42, Luke 11:2, Luke 15:11-24, Luke 22:42, Acts 21:14, 1 Corinthians 10:10, Hebrews 10:36

Listen to song and download album here!

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