1. O Lord, how happy should we be

If we could cast our care on Thee,

If we from self could rest,

And feel at heart that One above,

In perfect wisdom, perfect love

Is working for the best.

2. How far from this our daily life,

Ever disturbed by anxious strife,

By sudden wild alarms.

O could we but relinquish all

Our earthly props, and simply fall

On Thine almighty arms.

3. Could we but kneel and cast our load,

E’en while we pray, upon our God,

Then rise with lightened cheer;

Sure that the Father, who is nigh

To still the famished raven’s cry,

Will hear, in that we fear;

4. Lord, make these faithless hearts of ours

Thy lessons learn from birds and flowers:

Make them from self to cease,

Leave all things to a Father’s will,

And taste, before Him lying still,

E’en in affliction, peace.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)