A “New” Favorite Song

For years my favorite song has been “Living by Faith” because the words remind me not to worry when God is in control.  Another song, however, has been on my heart lately.  It was written in the early 1800’s, but I only learned it a couple of years ago.  The song is “Prince of Peace, Control My Will.”  The words of all four verses resonate with me.  I pray these words for myself and for those I love, so I thought I’d share them with you today in case you’d like to do the same.

Prince of Peace, control my will;
Bid the struggling heart be still;
Bid my fears and doubtings cease,
Hush my spirit into peace.

Thou hast bought me with Thy blood,
Opened wide the gate to God;
Peace I ask, but peace must be,
Lord, in being one with Thee.

May Thy will, not mine, be done;
May Thy will and mine be one;
Chase these doubtings from my heart,
Now Thy perfect peace impart.

Savior, at Thy feet I fall,
Thou my life, my God, my all;
Let Thy happy servant be
One forevermore with Thee!

The words to this song have been attributed to both Mary Barber (1801-1884) and Mary Shindler (1810-1883).  If you are unfamiliar with it, you can click on the link below to hear it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKpiF74_D10

Prayer for Today:  Truly, control my will, Lord.  May it ever be in line with Yours.

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11 thoughts on “A “New” Favorite Song

  1. I mean, we just heard a new member in our church a couple of weeks ago, during a study on prayer, say, “‘Thy will be done’ is such a wimpy prayer. We should know what we want and just ask for it. If God wants us to have it, he’ll give it.”

    Amazing lack of Biblical knowledge, there, and of logic. It was all I could do to keep from cutting him off. The obvious was revealed quickly by an elder. Thank the Lord!

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  2. This song has been one of our favorites for many years. It’s beautiful to sing, and it is powerful for reflection — just how committed am I to a Lord whose desire is to control my life?
    Thanks, Kathy, for bringing this to mind again!

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  3. Beautiful words. We can learn and get much encouragement from the words of songs that is one of the reasons why we’re taught Colossians 3:16 (NKJV)
    16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

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