Words: Annie J. Flint
Refrain and Music: Anthony D. Moore (2011)
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercy;
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 grace is sufficient for thee.
Rest, for the Lord is at hand.
The power of Christ is made perfect in weakness
He giveth more grace and He giveth again.
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.
His love has no limit; His grace has no measure.
His pow'r has no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again!
A friend was sharing her testimony in my small group and made reference to this text/poem. She found great encouragement from Flint's words and from 2 Corinthians 12:9-10:
[Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
I used a portion of the 2 Corinthians passage as a refrain for Flint's poem and the music came quickly. I am thankful for the reminders in this song. My heart needs them every day.