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 & 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: