Scripture Verse

My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:7


Isaac Watts

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).

Joseph P. Holbrook


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But if the Lord be once withdrawn,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.