#188 Thy Will, O Lord, Be Done

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1. When in the wondrous realms above
Our Savior had been called upon
To save our world of sin by love,
He said, “Thy will, O Lord, be done.”

2. The King of Kings left worlds of light,
Became the meek and lowly One;
In brightest day or darkest night,
He said, “Thy will, O Lord, be done.”

3. No crown of thorns, no cruel cross
Could make our great Redeemer shun.
He counted his own will but naught,
And said, “Thy will, O Lord, be done.”

4. We take the bread and cup this day
In mem’ry of the sinless One,
And pray for strength, that we may say,
As he, “Thy will, O Lord, be done.”

Text: Frank I. Kooyman, 1880-1963. (c) 1948 IRI
Music: Robert P. Manookin, 1918-1997. (c) 1985 IRI

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: Frank I. Kooyman

Frank Iemke Kooyman (November 12, 1880 – September 13, 1963) was a hymnwriter who wrote several hymns used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Kooyman was born in TerschellingWest Frisian IslandsNetherlands on November 12, 1880. He moved to Amsterdam in 1897, and was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1899. From 1902 to 1905 he served as an LDS missionary in the Netherlands. Kooyman spent most of his adult life living in Utah.

In 1929 he returned to the Netherlands as mission president and served in this capacity for four years, residing there with his wife and three chilfren. He wrote many articles that were published in the local press while in this capacity.

While mission president, Kooyman translated at least fifty hymns into Dutch and published a Dutch hymnal. He later assisted in making new Dutch translations of the Book of Mormon,Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. He translated the temple ordinances into Dutch.

Kooyman worked in the office of the Church Historian on his return from the Netherlands. He was on the committee that compiled the 1948 English hymnal of the LDS Church.

In the current English edition of the hymnal are the following hymns for which Kooyman wrote the text:

  • “In Memory of the Crucified” (hymn # 190)
  • “How Beautiful Thy Temples Lord” (hymn # 288)
  • “Thy Spirit Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls” (hymn # 157)
  • “Thy Will, O Lord, Be Done” (hymn # 188)

Music By: Robert P. Manookin

Robert P. Manookin (1918–1997) was a Latter-day Saint composer.

Manookin studied under Frank W. AsperAlexander SchreinerB. Cecil Gates and J. Spencer Cornwall.

Manookin holds a masters degree from the University of Illinois and a doctorate from the University of Utah. He first moved to Utah County in 1952.

Several of Manookin’s works appeared in the 1985 English edition of the LDS hymnbook. Among these were “Thy Will, O Lord, Be Done” (words by Frank I. Kooyman) and “See The Mighty Priesthood Gathered” (words by Jean L. Kaberry). He also wrote the misic for Bruce R. McConkie‘s hymn “In an Upper Room” to be made into a hymn as well as Mabel Jones Gabbott‘s “The Risen Jesus in America”.

Manookin was a professor of music composition and theory at Brigham Young University. He also served as a member of the General Church Music Committee of the LDS Church as well as both chorister and pianist at both the ward and stake levels.

In 1980 Manookin served an LDS mission in New Zealand with his wife Helene.