162 - Whatever my God ordains is right
 
1 Whate'er my God ordains is right:
His holy will abideth;
I will be still whate'er He doth;
And follow where He guideth;
He is my God; though dark my road,
He holds me that I shall not fall:
Wherefore to Him I leave it all.
 
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 hath sent;
His hand can turn my griefs away,
And patiently I wait His day.
 
3 Whate'er my God ordains is right:
His loving thought attends me;
No poison can be in the cup
That my Physician sends me.
My God is true; each morn anew
I'll trust His grace unending,
My life to Him commending.
 
4 Whate'er my God ordains is right:
He is my Friend and Father;
He suffers naught to do me harm,
Though many storms may gather,
Now I may know both joy and woe,
Some day I shall see clearly
That He hath loved me dearly.
 
5 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.
 
6 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.

Tekst: Samuel Rodigast
Vertaling Engels door: Catherine Winkworth
Muziek: Severus Gastorius
Deze oorspronkelijke melodie wijkt misschien iets af van de melodie die u voor dit lied gewend bent
(De melodie die vaak in Nederland gebruikt wordt is een variant van Johann Sebastian Bach in enige van zijn cantates)
Oorspronkelijke Duitse tekst: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
Nederlandse vertaling: Bundel Johan de Heer - lied 398, Gezang 186 - Wat God doet, dat is welgedaan
Afwijkende Nederlandse tekst: Liedboek voor de Kerken - lied 432 - Wat God doet, dat is welgedaan
Schrift: Deuteronomium 32:4