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The Lord Will Provide

John Newton

Verse 1
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 storehouse 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 it's written, the Lord will provide

Verse 2
We may, like the ships, by tempest be tossed
On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost
Though Satan enrages the wind and the tide
The promise engages, the Lord will provide
His call we obey, like Abram of old
Not knowing our way, but faith makes us bold
For though we are strangers we have a good Guide
And trust in all dangers, the Lord will provide

Verse 3
When Satan appears to stop up our path
And fill 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 plied
This answers all questions, the Lord will provide

Verse 4
No strength of our own, or goodness we claim
Yet since we have known the Savior's great 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
This word of his grace shall comfort us through:
No fearing or doubting with Christ on our side
We hope to die shouting "the Lord will provide"