My God My Father While I Stray

My God My Father While I Stray Lyrics

Author: Charlotte Elliott (1834)

1 My God, my Father, while I stray
Far from my home in life’s rough way,
O teach me from my heart to say,
“Thy will be done!”

2 Though dark my path, and sad my lot,
Let me be still and murmur not,
Or breathe the prayer divinely taught,
“Thy will be done!”

3 If Thou shouldst call me to resign
What most I prize, it ne’er was mine;
I only yield Thee what was Thine;
“Thy will be done!”

4 Let but my fainting heart be blest
With Thy sweet Spirit for its guest,
My God, to Thee I leave the rest;
“Thy will be done!”

5 Renew my will from day to day,
Blend it with Thine, and take away
All that now makes it hard to say,
“Thy will be done!”

My God and My Father While I Stray Hymn Story

This hymn, “My God and My Father While I Stray” is another hymn from the pen of Miss Charlotte Elliot. Her most widely used hymn is of course, “Just as I am Without One Plea“.

There are four versions of this hymn. I will therefore not be surprised if the hymn lyrics above are different from one that you know. The differences are, however, not a lot.

One verse that is frequently omitted from the original in most hymns is the following:

Should grief or sickness waste away
My lIfe in premature decay;
My father, still I’ll strive to say
Thy will be done

Charlotte Elliot , my god my father while i stray hymn author
Charlotte Elliot

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My God and My Father While I Stray Hymn Video

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