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He shall choose our inheritance for us
"He shall choose our inheritance for us." Psalm 47:4
If I would choose for myself, O Lord, apart from Your light and guidance—what mistakes should I make! How false are my estimate of things—for how little do I know what would be for my good. You, O Lord, are acquainted with me altogether, and know what is best suited to me, with regard to . . .
my place of abode,
my connections in life,
my sphere of service,
the state of my bodily health,
and the length of my days.
All—all is known to You. Oh, help me then to refer all to You—and, with respect to everything, may I be guided by Your will. Oh, help me in heart to say, "You shall choose my inheritance for me."
Surely You will choose infinitely better for me than I could choose for myself! You will not withhold what will be for my real good. You will not give me the cup of sorrow to drink—if the cup of joy is wholesome for me. You will not apportion my lot in the desert —if You see rich pasturage would be more suitable. Help me, then, to leave all in Your hands, and to say—
"O choose for me my friends,
My sickness and my health;
O choose my joys and cares for me,
My poverty or wealth.
"Not mine, not mine the choice,
In greater things or small;
O be my Guide, my Guard, my Strength,
My Wisdom and my All!"
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