A Hymn for Mid-Summer

Jul 11, 2023

Ah, summer! It's such a good time to soak in all our favorite things: the sunshine, the vacation, the family reunions, the lake, the fireworks, the barbecues and, well, you get it. We want to do it all!

But James 4:13-15 and Psalm 31:15 both remind us that our times are ultimately in God's hand and it's good to remember that. 

Hymn writer William Freeman Lloyd had Psalm 31:15 in mind when he wrote the hymn, "My Times Are In Thy Hand."


Now, especially is a good time to read it:

My Times Are In Thy Hand

by William Freeman Lloyd, 1791`-1853

My times are in Thy hand;
My God, I wish them there;
My life, my friends, my soul I leave
Entirely to Thy care.

My times are in Thy hand;
Whatever they may be;
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
As best may seem to Thee.

My times are in Thy hand;
Why should I doubt or fear?
My Father's hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.

My times are in Thy hand,
Jesus, the crucified!
Those hands my cruel sins had pierced
Are now my guard and guide.

My times are in Thy hand,
I'll always trust in Thee;
And, after death, at Thy right hand
I shall forever be.


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