Sovereign ruler of the skies

Sovereign ruler of the skies,
ever gracious, ever wise,
all my times are in your hand,
all events at your command.

2. He that formed me in the womb
guides my footsteps till the tomb;
all my times shall ever be
ordered by his wise decree.

3. Times of sickness, times of health,
times of poverty or wealth,
times of trial, times of grief,
times of triumph and relief;

4. Times the tempter’s power is faced,
times a Saviour’s love to taste-
all must come, and last, and end,
as shall please my heavenly friend.

5. Mortal dangers round me fly;
till he bids, I cannot die;
not a single arrow hits
till, in love, our God permits.

6. God all-gracious, wise and just,
in your hands my life I trust;
you at all times I will bless:
having you, I all possess.

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