Do you ever wonder about the History behind the older hymnals, where they came from, what inspired the writer to write them, you will find researching them to be inspiring as well a as refreshing
Adelaide Pollard was depressed and thought that God had deserted her. She had a great burden for the country of Africa and she believed that she should go there as a missionary, but now as she was preparing to sail, it was evident that the funds she needed could not be raised. That evening she read Jeremiah 18:3,4, the story of the potter. As she read she believed the story was her own. "Perhaps", she said, "my questioning of God's will shows a flaw in life, so God has decided to break me, as the potter broke the defective vessel, and then to mold my life again in His own pattern." That evening she wrote the poem, which became the hymn, "
Have Thine Own Way, Lord." Adelaide Pollard finally did minister for God in Africa. She would speak publicly until she was 72 years old. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~