257. Our Times Are in Thy Hand

S.M.
by W.F. Lloyd, 1835
1
Our times are in Thy hand;
 
Father, we wish them there,
 
Our life, our soul, our all we leave
 
Entirely to Thy care.
2
Our times are in Thy hand,
 
Whatever they may be,
 
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
 
As best may seem to Thee.
3
Our times are in Thy hand:
 
Why should we doubt or fear?
 
A Father's hand will never cause
 
His child a needless tear.
4
Our times are in Thy hand,
 
Jesus the Crucified!
 
The hand our many sins had pierced
 
Is now our Guard and Guide.
5
Our times are in Thy hand,
 
Jesus the Advocate!
 
Nor can that hand be stretched in vain
 
For us to supplicate.
6
Our times are in Thy hand;
 
We'd always trust in Thee,
 
Till we have left this weary land,
 
And all Thy glory see.