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[Written for the Journal.]

THY WILL BE DONE

From the March 1910 issue of The Christian Science Journal


" Thy will be done"! Not as of old we pray This prayer of Jesus for ourselves today; With fuller knowledge of the truth we say,    "Thy will be done!" In earlier years our foolish blindness deemed That we, than Thou, far kindlier purpose dreamed;— A tearful thing to say, and hard, it seemed,    "Thy will be done!" But now naught lovelier than Thy will we know; Forth from Thy will to all Thy children go All good and perfect gifts in ceaseless flow.    Thy will be done! What is Thy will for me today? I raise Glad, trustful eyes, and heart outbreaks in praise, For good are all Thy thoughts, good all Thy ways!    Thy will be done! For me Thou willest no slightest touch of pain; No sickness, weakness, no transmitted stain; No disability, defect, nor strain:    Thy will be done! Within Thy will for me can be no trace Of doubt, dejection, failure, or disgrace; Nor sense of lack, or discord, find a place.