Scripture Verse

My grace is sufficient for thee. 2 Corinthians 12:9


Words & Mu­sic: L. H. Bak­er, in Gos­pel Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899), num­ber 30 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bak­er’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The Seer came back from paradise
To earth with its sorrow and pain;
There floated to him from refulgent skies
The words of this glad refrain:


My grace is sufficient for thee;
My grace is sufficient for thee;
For My strength is made perfect in weakness;
My grace is sufficient for thee.

Alone in the hush of the silent night,
Alone with my prayer and pain;
Came singing to me, with the morning light,
The peace of this sweet refrain:


Like thorns in the crown that the Savior wore,
Come our thorns in the flesh again;
He whispers to each that message of yore,
The joy of this same refrain: