Composer: Todd Murray and Zack Stanton

Author: John Ryland (1753-1825)

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VERSE 1:
His decree who formed the earth fixed my first and second birth;
parents, native place, and time, planned within God's loving mind.
He that formed me in the womb, He shall guide me to the tomb;
all my times shall ever be ordered by His wise decree.

CHORUS:
Sovereign Ruler of the skies, ever gracious, ever wise,
all my times are in Your hand, all events at Your command.
Sovereign Ruler of the skies, You are gracious, You are wise;
all my times are in Your hand, all events at Your command.

VERSE 2:
Times of sickness, times of health, times of poverty and wealth,
times of trial and times of grief, times of triumph and relief.
Times the tempter's power to prove; times to taste the Savior's love;
all must come, and last, and end, as shall please my heav'nly Friend.

CHORUS:
Sovereign Ruler of the skies, ever gracious, ever wise,
all my times are in Your hand, all events at Your command.
Sovereign Ruler of the skies, You are gracious, You are wise;
all my times are in Your hand, all events at Your command.

© 2007 Zack Stanton and Todd Murray. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
SATB, piano, strings

choral anthem with easy SATB parts, with optional congregational accompaniment and optional strings.

Key: C

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