Praise to the Lord

We sang this arrangement of an old hymn tonight in church. I liked it (though I wondered what was going on in the last lines in the beginning). The lyrics were slightly different from my childhood remembrance, particularly these lines:

“Hast thou not seen how thy desires e’er hath been
Granted in what he ordaineth.”

(That whole verse isn’t in my old church hymnbook, which is curious, and in other versions it says “Have you not seen all that is needful has been, sent by his gracious ordaining?”, which is a little different in interpretation to the above. Another version says “Hast thou not seen how all they longings have been, granted in what he ordaineth”. I have been amusing myself with these differences in terminology.)

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