'Whate'er My God Ordains Is Right' Dear Angus, Thank yo so much for recalling this wonderful hymn to my mind. It was a song I sang with joy as a new believer. How much more do I need to sing it today, as I trust Him to restore again that first love to my heart. It was written in German by Samuel Rodigast (1673 or thereabouts) to encourage an ailing friend, Severus Gastorius, who was resigned to die and wanted a sacred poem to be read at his funeral. Not only did S.G. recover, but he went on to write the lovely melody we know, which was first published in the Weimar Gesangbuch in 1681. Our sister and dear friend in Christ, Catherine Winkworth, translated the poem from the German language into English almost 200 years later in 1863. The scripture verse is Genesis 18:25 "Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?" You have given me my meditation for the day. We are praying for you and the flock in Nowra. Love in Christ our LORD and Saviour. (P.S. Bach composed a number of cantatas on this hymn, best known is BWV 100.)
from Quiet Place
Great Sermon! A good message for sure. Reassuring for all.
Angus Fisher is Pastor of Shoalhaven Gospel Church in Nowra, NSW Australia. They meet at the Supper Room adjacent to the Nowra School of Arts Berry Street, Nowra. Services begin at 10:30am. Visit our web page located at http://www.shoalhavengospelchurch.org.au -- Our postal...