Scripture Verse

God will provide. Genesis 22:8


John Newton

Words: John New­ton, 1775, alt. Pub­lished in The Gos­pel Ma­ga­zine, Jan­u­a­ry 1777.

Music: St. De­nio, Welsh tune, from Ca­nai­dau y Cyssegr, by John Ro­berts, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Though troubles assail us
And dangers affright,
Though close friends should fail us
And foes all unite,
Yet one thing secures us,
Whatever betide,
The promise assures us,
The Lord will provide.

The birds, without garner
Or storehouse, are fed;
From them let us learn to
Trust God for our bread.
His saints what is fitting
Shall ne’er be denied
So long as ’tis written,
The Lord will provide.

We all may, like ships, by
The tempest be tossed
On perilous deeps, but
We cannot be lost;
Though Satan enrages
The wind and the tide,
Yet Scripture engages,
The Lord will provide.

His call we obey, and
Like Abram of old,
We know not the way,
But our faith makes us bold;
For though we are strangers,
We have a sure guide,
And trust in all dangers,
The Lord will provide.

When Satan assails us
To stop up our path,
And pale courage fails us,
We triumph by faith.
He cannot take from us,
Though oft he has tried,
This heart cheering promise,
The Lord will provide.

He tells us we’re weak, and
Our hope is in vain;
The good that we seek we
Will never obtain,
But when such suggestions
Our graces have tried,
This answers all questions:
The Lord will provide.

No strength of our own and
No goodness we claim;
Yet, since we have known of
The Savior’s great name,
In this our strong tower
For safety we hide:
The Lord is our power,
The Lord will provide.

When life sinks apace, and
Our death is in view,
The word of His grace shall
Then comfort us through,
Not fearing or doubting,
With Christ on our side,
We hope to die shouting,
The Lord will provide.

The Sacrifice of Isaac