Sweet Will of God

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.”
  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 conqu’ring 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.
Lileth Sharpe

New York, NY, United States

Every morning I wake up with a song in my heart. This morning, this was the song that God laid upon me as I knelt to pray. I knew the chorus since I was a child from my Baptist upbringing in Clarendon Jamaica, but never knew the words of the verses. Thank God for giving mankind the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to create modern technology.

This morning I finally learnt the words after over fifty years.


St. Catherine, Jamaica

I awoke this morning with this song in my head. I have not heard it sung in ages, only to awake with it. I know it’s the Holy Spirit that has placed it in my heart because of what I am saying to the Lord.

Dawn Citto

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Sweet Will, Amen - what a sweet WILL..

Fold me Closer, till I am wholly Lost in Thee....

No power can sever us - The Center of Gods will my home!!

Sam Kutondo

Toronto, ON, Canada

What an inspiring song! what a prayer! what a wholehearted commitment! Lord let thy sweet will be done in my life!


Nottingham, United Kingdom

"Lord, let in me Thy will be done!"

Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, NY, United States

I love this song. What a precious prayer. God help us to live the words of this beautiful song.

Femi Ayandokun

Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria

Afresh, Lord Jesus, I come to the place of surrender to Your will. It's the way to go! Glory to God for ever!

Donald V Dolton

Stratford, ON, Canada

I thought about this hymn after reading the commentary from "The Treasury of David" for Psalm 42.

I submit to His sovereign will.



This old hymn came to mind after reading some words from The Sacrament of the Present Moment by Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Translated by Kitty Muggeridge.

"Nothing is more reasonable, perfect or divine than the will of God.

No difference in time, place or circumstance could add to its infinite worth...."

Full excerpt is well worth contemplating!


Montego Bay, Jamaica

This is a very powerful and comforting song. I have not heard it for a long time. I did not know the verses, only the chorus. Thank God I now know it. I love it dearly.