1 Submissive to thy will, my God,
I all to thee resign,
And bow before thy chastening rod:
I mourn, but not repine.
2 Why should my foolish heart complain,
When wisdom, truth, and love
Direct the stroke, inflict the pain,
And point to joys above?
3 How short are all my sufferings here,
How needful every cross!
Away my unbelieving fears,
Nor call my gain my loss.
4 Then give, dear Lord, or take away,
I'll bless thy sacred name;
My Jesus, yesterday, to-day,
Forever is the same.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #725