There was a time in my college life when things drastically changed. I was in my final year when the administration office announced that the order of the curriculum had to be changed for the benefit of many others in our college.
Wanting clarification, I approached our respectable college director. He said in an encouraging manner that I could manage to graduate in that school year. He mentioned that the requirement was for me to study certain courses individually. The college will supply all the syllabus I need and all I needed to do was make sure that I submit my projects and quizzes on respective due dates indicated on the syllabus.
I nodded and smiled at our director but in my mind, I complained to God asking, “This is different from what I expected this year. Why do I have to go through all these?”
Oh me of little faith! I broke into tears when I got home.
You may sing along the accompaniment I grabbed from YouTube.
2. That I may stand when You appear,
Abide till Your return.
O place the fire perfectly
That all the dross be burned.
Whether furnace of affliction, Lord,
Or unfulfilled desire,
Bring forth a vessel pure and tried
By Your refining fire.
*Now, that you know the melody, try singing this translation using this other accompaniment which I also got from YouTube. Start singing at 0:12
Here’s the Tagalog Version:
What are you going through that is totally different from what you have planned? It is my prayer that the message of this song would bless and encourage your heart if you’re going through any fiery trial at the moment.
P.S. Indeed, nothing is better than a song sung in your own mother tongue, don’t you think so? 🙂