Thy way, not mine, O Lord

Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
  However dark it be;
Lead me by Thine own hand,
  Choose out the Path for me.
Smooth let it be, or rough,
  It will be still the best;
Winding or straight it leads
  Right onward to Thy rest.
I dare not choose my lot;
  I would not if I might:
Choose Thou for me, my God,
  So shall I walk aright.
Take Thou my cup, and it
  With joy or sorrow fill,
As best to Thee may seem;
  Choose Thou my good and ill.
Choose Thou for me my friends,
  My sickness or my health.
Choose Thou my cares for me,
  My poverty or wealth.
Not mine, not mine the choice,
  In things both great and small;
Be Thou my guide, my strength,
  My wisdom and my all.

Vienna, Austria

I have no will power of my own. I can't make a better choice for my self. My birth, my living, my existence are all his plans and from the foundation of my life he's in charge. I hense handover my entire entity into his might hands for divine direction.

I won't miss it anymore. He's all that I am and all that I have.

Tryphena Yeboah

Lincoln, NE, United States

I’ve been praying for the life of a loved one in a critical condition and I just remembered this hymn. It is indeed a bold prayer & one that stirs in me an awareness of God’s sovereign will. The start and end of all created things, including my life, can be found only in Him. When I am at the heights of joy and the depths of sorrow, I can trust that He is with me in all seasons & He will be glorified in this, too. He alone is Lord and whatever the cost, may His perfect will prevail! Oh Lord, for faith to trust that Your way is best!


Vancouver, BC, Canada

A daily prayer that the LORD will not be just saviour but Lord over our lives. He knows best. He gives best.

Edem Frank Tsrakasu

Tema, Sebrepor, Ghana

God is the ultimate and if there's a soul that don't recognizes that is lost and needs purpose and direction all that believe say amen.


Bridgetown, Barbados

This hymn was always sung in my church, when I was young I never liked singing it because why would I want God to choose a life of pain for me but as I got older I realized through the spirit of God that his way be it hard or soft will always lead to him, his way is always best... I love this hymn Thank God for my spiritual teachings

Ifeoma Obiekwe

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Thy way not mine Lord in everything I plead in Jesus name Amen

Gigi Light


This is BOTH a hymn and a prayer. When one sings once , he prays twice . Amen.

Jacqueline R Jeffrey

Bronx, New York, United States

I learned this hymn as a very young child growing up in the Caribbean. it came to mind recently during my devotion. I had to google it and review the words, oh how timely.


This hymn humbles the flesh

Nana Adwoa Tsetsewa

Tema, Ghana

This hymn reminds me that it is only by the grace of the omnipotent one, that I am where I am today.. Lord I am your vessel, use me.