February 24, 2008

  • Jehovah-Jireh, The LORD will provide -- William Cowper

    The saints should never be dismayed,
    Nor sink in hopeless fear;
    For when they least expect his aid,
    The Savior will appear.

    This Abraham found, he raised the knife,
    GOD saw, and said, "Forbear;"
    Yon ram shall yield his meaner life,
    Behold the victim there.

    Once David seemed Saul's certain prey,
    But hark! the foe's at hand;
    Saul turns his arms another way,
    To save th' invaded land.

    When Jonah sunk beneath the wave
    He thought to rise no more;
    But God prepared a fish to save,
    And bear him to the shore.

    Blest proofs of pow'r and grace divine,
    That meet us in his word!
    May every deep-felt care of mine
    Be trusted with the Lord.

    Wait for his seasonable aid,
    And though it tarry wait:
    The promise may be long-delayed,
    But cannot come too late.

    ======   Olney Hymns  ======

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