(Ralph Merrifield) lost my mother to cancer a few years ago.  
As I was preparing to share at the memorial service, 
my wife gave me a wonderful poem, "He Maketh No Mistakes".  
I found comfort in it and included it in the eulogy.

A short time later, I sent it to my friend, Adrian V. Miller, 
who used the lyrics for this hymn.  

A friend of mine recently lost her son who had Trisomy 18. 
"He Maketh No Mistake", the poem, was given to her from another 
friend who had lost her husband. I found the sheet music you provided. 
I can now sing it for her. Thank you for providing that sheet music! 
(email from Amanda)


He Makes No Mistakes!

My Fatherís way may twist and turn,
my heart may throb and ache.
But in my soul Iím glad I know,
that He makes no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
my hopes may fade away,
but still Iíll trust my Lord to lead,
for He does know the way.

Though night be dark and it may seem
that day will never break;
Iíll pin my faith, my all on Him,
for He makes no mistake.

There is so much I cannot see,
my eyesightís far too dim
but come what may, Iíll simply trust
and leave it all to Him.

For by and by the fog will lift
and all things plain Heíll make.
Through all the way, though dark to me,
He made not one mistake.

A.M. Overton (1932)

A retired pastor, who lost his beloved wife, 
wrote this incredible poem during her funeral service. 
Lyrics slightly modernized by Adrian Vermeulen-Miller.


Original Poem:

He Maketh No Mistakes!

My Fatherís way may twist and turn,
my heart may throb and ache.
But in my soul Iím glad I know,
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
my hopes may fade away,
but still Iíll trust my Lord to lead,
for He doth know the way.

Thoínight be dark and it may seem
that day will never break;
Iíll pin my faith, my all in Him,
He maketh no mistake.

Thereís so much now I cannot see,
my eyesightís far too dim;
but come what may, Iíll simply trust
and leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift
and plain it all Heíll make.
Through all the way, thoídark to me,
He made not one mistake.


MIDI and PDF Files
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Abergele-D(BbM).pdf

Abergele-(BbM)p.mid

Abergele.wps

Abergele-2.wps

Abergele-2D(BbM).pdf

Abergele-D(BbM)p.mid


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Jared Kuiper has also written a version of this song.

"He Maketh No Mistake"
by A.M. Overton & Jared Kuiper


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