James Merrick Quote

Not what we wish, but what we want,
Oh, let thy grace supply!


Hymn, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Let not that happen which I wish, but that which is right", Menander, Fragment.

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