If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee

Hymnology: If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit his righteous to be moved.” ~ Psalm 55:22

Hymn Story

In the fall of 1641, in the midst of the violent Thirty Years War, young Georg Neumark was traveling across Germany to begin his law studies at the University of Königsberg. On the way, he was attacked by bandits, and robbed of everything he owned, save for his prayer book and the cloak he was wearing. Though he was forced to put off his plans of studying at the University, he never gave up his trust in God to provide for his every need. Continue reading