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Though troubles assail - The Lord will provide
(John Newton/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Lord will provide.

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.

2. 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 'tis written,
  the Lord will provide.

3. We may, like the ships,
  by tempests be tossed
on perilous deeps,
  but cannot be lost:
though Satan enrages
  the wind and the tide,
the promise engages,
  the Lord will provide.

4. His call we obey,
  like Abra'm 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.

5. When Satan appears
  to stop up our path,
and fills 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.

6. 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.

7. No strength of our own,
  or goodness we claim;
yet since we have known
  the Saviour's great name,
in this our strong tower
  for safety we hide,
the Lord is our power,
  the Lord will provide.

8. 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!"

John Newton, Olney Hymns I, Hymn 7.

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