Thy Will Be Done

My Lord, Thy will not mine be done:
Whatever path Thy love shall choose for me,
Through desert sands, or if beside the sea,—
     Thy will be done!

Oh, may Thy will in me be done:
Should "harvest" labour be for me Thy will,
Or if I may but suffer and be still,—
     Thy will be done!

My Father, let Thy will be done:
If sweet the cup Thou pourest for me to drink,
I'll praise Thee, but if bitter, I'll not shrink,—
     Thy will be done!

Forever may Thy will be done:
I would not choose, I leave it all with Thee,—
The pilgrimage, if short or long it be,—
     Thy will be done!

Poems of Dawn