Friday, June 15, 2012

More Grace

He Giveth More Grace
Annie Johnson Flint

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater. 
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercies
To multiplied trials His multiplied peace.

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.

His love has no limit.  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.

This song/poem was written by Annie Johnson Flint who has written some of the most inspiring poems dealing with faith and triumph in times of trial and suffering. She was born in Vineland, NJ and lost both parents before she was six years old. She was adopted but later on  became afflicted with arthritis as a teen and soon thereafter became unable to walk.
She aspired to be a composer and concert pianist but when illness deprived her of her ability to play the piano she resorted to writing poetry. Some of her poetry she set to music. Later in life, being unable to open her hands, she wrote many of her poems on the typewriter, using but her knuckles.
The song “He Giveth More Grace” was based on three Bible promises “He giveth more grace” (James 4:6); “He increaseth strength” (Isaiah 40:29); and “Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied” (Jude 2).
There is a grace and strength from God that is not given in the everyday routine of life. But God gives it to us in our hour of need when our trust is in Him. When troubles and trials come upon us, may we know His added grace, His increased strength, and His multiplied peace

from “Songs In the Night” – Inspiring stories behind 100 Hymns born in trial and suffering.


1 comment:

  1. I cannot tell you how much this means to me right now! I love Annie's poems and have always wondered about her story! I would love to share this on my blog too! Thank you for posting this today. My heart is very weary with the wait and so many closed doors but I know that God will open the right one when it is time!