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My times are in Your hand;
My God, I wish them there!
My life, my friends, my soul I leave
Entirely to Your care.

My times are in Your hand,
Whatever they may be,
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
As You know best for me.

My times are in Your hand;
Why should I doubt or fear?
A father’s hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.

My times are in Your hand,
Jesus, the crucified;
Those hands my cruel sins had pierced
Are now my guard and guide.

My times are in Your hand,
I’ll always trust in Thee;
And after death, at Your right hand
I shall forever be.

It’s interesting to see that this hymn, written in the 19th century, has been updated in the 2015 Song Book by changing the old Thy and Thee to the modern Your and You , except in the final verse.

WilliamFreemanLloydWilliam Freeman Lloyd lived in Gloucester, England from 1791 to 1853. Most of his writing was connected to children’s work. He was a secretary of the Sunday School Union and initiated the Sunday School Teacher’s Magazine . He also edited publications such as The Child’s Companion and The Weekly Visitor . Still more of his work was found in books and tracts for Sunday School teachers and children.

We in the 21st century live in quickly-changing times, as we are daily reminded in the media. How reassuring that we can trustfully leave ourselves in God’s hands and His unchanging love!


S.A. SONG BOOK, 1987 EDITION, #917; 2015 EDITION, #540


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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE in downtown Oshawa are operating under COVID restrictions. If you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]