209. 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.
Psalm 31:15; Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 5:7
2
Our times are in Thy hand,
 
Whatever they may be,
 
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
 
As best may seem to Thee.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
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.
Hebrews 12:11
4
Our times are in Thy hand,
 
Jesus the crucified!
 
The hand our many sins had pierced
 
Is now our Guard and Guide.
1 Corinthians 1:23; 1 Corinthians 2:2; Psalm 121:3; Psalm 32:8
5
Our times are in Thy hand,
 
Jesus the Advocate!
 
Nor can that hand be stretched in vain,
 
For us to supplicate.
1 John 5:1
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.
Isaiah 32:2; John 17:24
“My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.” (Psalm 31:15)
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
“And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)
“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” (Hebrews 12:11)
“But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness.” (1 Corinthians 1:23)
“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2)
“He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.” (Psalm 121:3)
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” (Psalm 32:8)
“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.” (1 John 5:1)
“And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” (Isaiah 32:2)
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)