Lord it belongs not to my care (Henry Walford Davies)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-08-13). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 96 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the Church Anthem Book of the Church of Scotland (OUP, 1933). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
Lord, it belongs not to my care,
Whether I die or live;
To love and serve Thee is my share,
And this Thy grace must give.
If life be long, I will be glad
That I may long obey:
If short, yet why should I be sad
To soar to endless day.
Christ leads us through no darker rooms
Than He went thro' before;
He that unto God's kingdom comes
Must enter by this door.
Come Lord, when grace has made me meet
Thy blessed face to see;
For if Thy work on earth be sweet,
What will Thy glory be!
My knowledge of that life is small,
The eye of faith is dim;
But 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
And I shall be with Him.