When sadly disappointments come, and I can be cast down;
May I rest in Thy wise decrees, and Thee as sovereign own.
And may I say God’s will be done, submitting to Thy ways;
And humbly trust Thy loving care and live unto Thy praise.
So keep me LORD from bitterness and ways that cause Thee grief;
And wilt Thou condescend to bless, and grant divine relief.
And by Thy providence wilt Thou ere long improve my case;
So that I may know changes come as I my future face.
So may I triumph by Thy grace, victorious in Thy power;
Protected by Thy tender hand, at such a needy hour.
And may I prove Thy promise true that all things work for good
To those that put their trust in Thee, a kind and gracious God.
By Ray Chaplin