My God, The Kingdom’s Thine

My God, the kingdom’s Thine; all things should Thee obey;
But this rebellious will of mine resists Thy gracious sway.
The sun fails not to shine, the moon holds on her way;
But this rebellious heart of mine resists Thy gracious sway.
The seasons know Thy sign, and come without delay;
But this rebellious heart of mine resists Thy gracious sway.
The winds and waves combine to do what Thou wilt say;
But this rebellious heart of mine resists Thy gracious sway.
Thy word comes line on line, Thy mercies day by day;
But this rebellious heart of mine resists Thy gracious sway.
In weariness I pine, for succor oft I pray;
Yet this rebellious will of mine resists Thy gracious sway.
Work in me what is Thine, and teach me to obey;
Then this renewed will of mine will love Thy gracious sway.

-John Milne, The Life of John Milne by Horatius Bonar, Banner of Truth Trust, 245.

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