My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:7
Words: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book 1, 1707, number 15.
Music: Dwight, arranged from Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835) by Joseph P. Holbrook, in Songs for the Sanctuary, edited by Charles S. Robinson (New York & Chicago, Illinois: A. S. Barnes, 1868), page 205 (🔊 pdf nwc).
Let me but hear my Savior say,
Strength shall be equal to thy day;
Then I rejoice in deep distress,
Leaning on all-sufficient grace.
I glory in infirmity,
That Christ’s own power may rest on me;
When I am weak, then am I strong,
Grace is my shield, and Christ my song.
I can do all things, or can bear
All sufferings, if my Lord be there;
Sweet pleasures mingle with the pains
While His left hand my head sustains.
But if the Lord be once withdrawn,
And we attempt the work alone;
When new temptations spring and rise,
We find how great our weakness is.
So Samson, when his hair was lost,
Met the Philistines to his cost;
Shook his vain limbs with sad surprise,
Made feeble fight, and lost his eyes.