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Sovereign Ruler Of The Skies

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by Rippon, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    Dec 12, 2005
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    Sovereign Ruler of the skies.
    Ever gracious,ever wise;
    All my times are in thy hand,
    All events at thy command.

    His decree who formed the earth
    Fixed my first and second birth;
    Parents,native place,and time,
    All appointed were by him.

    He that formed me in the womb,
    He shall guide me to the tomb:
    All my times shall ever be
    Ordered by his wise decree.

    Times of sickness;times of health;
    Times of poverty and wealth;
    Times of trial and of grief;
    Times of triumph and relief;

    Times the tempter's power to prove;
    Times to taste the Savior's love;
    All must come,and last,and end,
    As shall please my heavenly Friend.

    Plagues and deaths around me fly
    Till he bids,I cannot die;
    Not a single shaft can hit,
    Till the God of love sees fit. Amen.

    John Ryland (1753-1825)
  2. 12strings

    12strings Active Member

    Feb 10, 2004
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    I actually found this same hymn in an old presby hymnal (1843) and thought I should try to make up a new tune for it. No progress so far, though.