1 Your way, not mine, O Lord,
whatever it may be:
lead me by your own hand,
choose out the path for me.

2 Smooth let it be or rough,
it will be still the best;
by winding paths or straight
it leads me to your rest.

3 I dare not choose my life,
I would not if I might:
O choose for me, my God;
your choice is sure and right.

4 Then fill my cup, O Lord,
according to your will,
with sorrow or with joy:
you choose my good or ill.

5 Not mine but yours the choice
in things both great and small!
for you shall be my guide,
my wisdom and my all.

Jubilate Hymns version of Thy way, not mine, O Lord Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
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