Sunday, September 28, 2014

BFTJ - He Giveth More Grace



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 up bear.
  4. 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.
  5. Annie Johnson Flint.
  6. James 4:6
  7. This hymn has played over and over again in my mind over the past while.  In all of our lives there are daily challenges, large and small which God in HIs mercy gives us the grace and strength to face and overcome. 
  8.  I read up on the background of this hymn and found that the author experienced many difficult challenges throughout her life. She lost her parents as a very young child and as a teen was afflicted with arthritis. She loved music and pursued an career as a composer and pianist, however it wasn't long before the arthritis ended those dreams.  Ultimately, she took up writing poetry, often using her knuckles to punch the keys of a typewriter and put some of her poems to music.
  9. Indeed, she experienced the grace of God throughout all her challenges and now we have this lovely hymn to encourage us in our daily walk.
    1. 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.

6 comments:

  1. Thank-you for sharing that today.

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  2. I agree. Thank you for sharing these lyrics. A friend of our is dying, and his family is struggling through this difficult time, and I am passing these words along. They are so comforting.

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  3. Just the words of encouragement I needed today. Thanks Irene K

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  4. What a great story behind those words! We were just reminded in Church this morning that the Lord
    continue to give and bless - not according to how much we deserve it - but because of who He is...
    the giver of life and every breath we breathe.

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  5. Thank you so much for reminding me that our Heavenly Father knows all that we need and all that our loved ones need as well. He has promised to provide our needs. We just need to trust and obey.

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  6. Beautiful, especially knowing the story behind the words.

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