In His Time

This note was written the same time the poem was, in August of 2005. The following poem was written by way of encouragement to those dealing with difficult decisions and issues in their lives, who desire to do right, but are uncertain of the way the Lord would have them go right now. It was written to the tune of Day By Day – a hymn that has truly had an impact on my life these last few months (see below). The first line of my poem came into my mind to that tune and I couldn’t get it back out again – so I started praying for the Lord to give me the words to make a song out of it. He brought some passages to mind, and here is the result. I hope it is a blessing to you.

One thing that blessed my heart about the song I wrote: a friend sang it in her church in Australia as a special on the Sunday after it was written.

In His Time

In His time, He makes all things beautiful –
With tear-dimmed eyes, we may not see how.
Keep on trusting in your Father’s wisdom,
Do not fear – you’re in His hands right now.
Jesus Christ, your Saviour and Redeemer,
Loves you so – of that you need not doubt.
He has a plan – thoughts of peace, for your good –
His plan, that He is working out.

In His time, He makes all things beautiful –
Working all according to His plan;
He has a purpose He set in motion –
Even though we may not understand.
Father, perfect that which concerneth me –
Help me, Lord, to lay these burdens down.
Grant me peace, to know I am in Your will;
Strengthen me, with joy surround.

In His time, He makes all things beautiful –
He heals the soul, binds up the broken heart.
He comforts with a grace beyond all measure –
Hope in Him, and let Him do His part.
He knows your needs before you even ask Him.
Give Him your cares – whether great or small.
Just trust the Lord – He knows the best time
To make all things beautiful!

August 24th, 2005
Jerry Bouey

(Dedicated to my Sis, Lori Tremblay)

Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Day By Day

(Words: Karolina W. Sandell-Berg; Music: Oskar Ahnfelt.)

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power;
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.

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