Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit (Hugo Distler)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-18)  CPDL #46377:       
Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-09-18).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 304 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: English lyrics: May God's will ever come to pass :
  • (Posted 2017-09-18)  CPDL #46376:         
Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-09-18).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 312 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: :

General Information

Title: Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit
Composer: Hugo Distler
Lyricist: Uncertaincreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1933 in Der Jahrkreis, no. 28
Description:  Trust motet, 4 vv., strophic.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Was mein Gott will.

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1. God's will shall ever come to pass,
His will is best and righteous;
to those whose faith is fixed and fast
He offers aid that's priceless.

He helps us when we call on Him,
and lovingly corrects us.
But trust in Him and rest in Him,
He never will neglect us.

2. God is life, my comforter,
my confidence and treasure;
what my God wills ios my desire,
I shall oppose it never.

His word is true, for ev'ry hair
upon my head He numbers.
He guards and keeps, fills all our needs,
His watchful eye ne'er slumbers.

3. I'll gladly leave this earthly life,
for God's will has ordained it,
repair to God, leave earthly strife
and know that He has planned it.

My soul commits as He sees fit
when my life's breath has faltered.
O righteous Lord, bu Your true word
sin, death, and hell are conquered.

4. A prayer, O Lord, I now attempt,
and You will not refuse me:
if evil spirits me should tempt,
Lord, let not them confuse me,

but help afford, defend me, Lord,
that I may praise your name, then.
Who asks, to him it shall be giv'n.
In joy I say now:
Amen.