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Hymn #324: Though Troubles Assail, And Dangers Affright

Hymn #323 Hymn #325

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324 (10.10.11.11) John Newton

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 store-house, 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.

We all may, like ships, by tempests be tossed

On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost:

Though Satan enrages the wind and the tide,

The scripture engages the Lord will provide.

His call we obey, like Abrah'm of old,

Not knowing our way, but faith makes us bold;

For though we are strangers, we have a sure 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,

This 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 spirits have tried,

This answers all questions: the Lord will provide.

No strength of our own, or 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, nor doubting, with Christ on our side,

We hope to die shouting, "The Lord will provide!"

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