Editor's note:

This is a favorite hymn of at least one-sixth of the team here at Renovaré (we took a poll). 

We hope you’ll enjoy it as a lovely start to your weekend—and find yourself folded ever more closely into the sweet will of God.

(For an enchanting version of this hymn—set to some truly beautiful images—we commend to you this video. Blessings!)

—Renovaré Team

My stubborn will at last hath yielded;
I would be Thine, and Thine alone,
And this the prayer my lips are bringing,
“Lord, let in me Thy will be done.”

Chorus
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee;
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee.

I’m tired of sin, footsore and weary,
The darksome path hath dreary grown,
But now a light has ris’n to cheer me;
I find in Thee my Star, my Sun.

Thy precious will, O conquering Savior
Doth now embrace and compass me;
All discords hushed, my peace a river,
My soul a prisoned bird set free.

Shut in with Thee, O Lord, forever,
My wayward feet no more to roam;
What pow’r from Thee my soul can sever?
The center of God’s will my home.

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“Sweet Will of God” is in the public domain, via Hymnal.net.