A new setting of the hymn text "What God Ordains" by Samuel Rodigast (1649-1708). Music composed by Josh Bauder.
Performed by the St. Thomas Alumni Choir, April 17, 2013; Casey Johnson, director and soloist; Josh Bauder, accompanist; recorded by Chris Muggli-Miller. Special thanks to Brittney Larson and Jon Tschiggfrie.
All music © 2013 by New Hope Music.
What God ordains is always good: His will is just and holy.
As he directs my life for me, I follow meek and lowly.
My God indeed in every need knows well how he will shield me;
to him then I will yield me.
What God ordains is always good: He never will deceive me;
He leads me in his own right way, and never will he leave me.
I take content what he has sent; his hand that sends me sadness,
will turn my life to gladness.
What God ordains is always good: His loving thought attends me;
No poison can be in the cup that my physician sends me.
My God is true each morning new I trust his grace unending,
my life to him commending.
What God ordains is always good: He is my loving father.
He never seeks to do me harm though many storms may gather.
Now though I know both joy and pain, some day I shall see clearly,
that he has loved me dearly.
What God ordains is always good; This truth remains unshaken.
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine, I shall not be forsaken.
I fear no harm, for with his arm He shall embrace and shield me;
So to my God I yield me.