Wise words that still hold true to this day
As one who has often responded critically to the comments of your religion correspondent, Alf McCreary, may I commend him for his article “Wise words of Isaac Watts … ” (Saturday Review, July 23).
Alf makes a very perceptive analysis of the events of the last month and offers a truism which many people of faith would embrace.
Samuel Rodigast (1649-1708), son of a Lutheran minister, penned a hymn in German, which has come down to us in various English translations, the first verse of which translates thus:
Whate’er my God ordains is right,
Holy His will abideth.
I will be still whate’er He does,
And follow where He guideth.
He is my God,
Though dark my road.
He holds me that I shall not fall
Wherefore to Him I leave it all.
REV BRIAN KENNAWAY
Ballyclare, Co Antrim
This letter appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on July 27 2016