“He Giveth More Grace”

Annie Johnson Flint is an inspirational poet that wrote out of her own experiences. He poetry is rich. Unlike the “free verse” of our times, her poetry digs deeply into one’s soul because she was willing to expose her own soul in the writing. I’ve written of her earlier and put up her poem, “The Red Sea Place in Your Life.” Like most of her poetry, it is not set to music and very few clergymen quote poetry these days so you might want to look for it.

Flint was confined to a wheelchair when she was in her early twenties from the debility of arthritis. Yet, she did not complain. Instead, she forged on with a heart to inspire others. Yesterday I wanted to hear the song, “He Giveth More Grace” so I found it on YouTube but did not stop there. I wanted to see the lyrics and since my music has mostly been given away, I also hunted for the lyrics on the world wide web. What I found was an unexpected verse that is seldom sung. Our needs, indeed, will never exceed God’s grace! Let the words soak in, and follow the link to a nicely written biography of the author, Annie Johnson Flint.

Rather than say, “Lord, I can’t do this. . .” it would be better to say, “Lord Jesus, I can’t do this without You.”

“He Giveth More Grace”
by Annie Johnson Flint

He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials He multiplies peace.
(Refrain)
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
(Refrain)
Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both thee and thy load will upbear.
(Refrain) His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

Wonderful resource: http://www.homecomingmagazine.com/article/he-giveth-more-grace/

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