Hymns, #704

Comfort in Trials - By the Lord's Providing

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Lyrics:John Newton
Music:William Croft

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Though troubles assail,

And dangers affright;

Though friends should all fail,

And foes all unite,

Yet one thing secures us,

Whatever betide:

The Scripture assures us,

"The Lord will provide."


The birds, without barn

Or storehouse, are fed;

From them let us learn

To trust for our bread;

His saints what is fitting

Shall ne'er be denied,

So long as 'tis written,

"The Lord will provide."


His call we obey,

Like Abram of old,

Not knowing our way,

But faith makes us bold;

For though we are strangers,

We have a good Guide;

And trust in all dangers:

"The Lord will provide."


When Satan appears

To stop up our path,

And fills us with fears,

We triumph by faith;

He cannot take from us,

Though oft he has tried,

The heart-cheering promise,

"The Lord will provide."


He tells us we're weak,

Our hope is in vain;

The good that we seek

We ne'er shall obtain;

But when such suggestions

Our faith thus have tried,

This answers all questions,

"The Lord will provide."


No strength of our own,

Nor goodness we claim;

Our trust is all thrown

On Jesus' dear name.

In this our strong tower

For safety we hide;

The Lord is our power,

"The Lord will provide."


When life sinks apace,

And death is in view,

The word of His grace

Shall comfort us through;

Not fearing or doubting,

With Christ on our side,

We hope to die shouting,

"The Lord will provide."

Hymn #704