What consolation in knowing how God’s grace is sufficient for us.
II CORINTHIANS My Grace is sufficient for thee. Chap. 12:9
1 Oppress’d with unbelief and sin,
Fightings without, and fears within;
While earth and hell, with force combin’d,
Assault and terrify my mind:
2 What strength have I against such foes,
Such hosts and legions to oppose?
Alas! I tremble, faint, and fall;
Lord, save me, or I give up all.
3 Thus sorely prest, I sought the Lord,
To give me some sweet, cheering word;
Again I sought, and yet again;
I waited long, but not in vain.
4 Oh! ’twas a cheering word indeed!
Exactly suited to my need;
“Sufficient for thee is my grace,
Thy weakness my great pow’r displays.”
5 Now I despond and mourn no more,
I welcome all I fear’d before;
Though weak, I’m strong; though troubled, blest;
For Christ’s own pow’r shall on me rest.
6 My grace would soon exhausted be,
But his is boundless as the sea;
Then let me boast with holy Paul,
That I am nothing, Christ is all.