Author: Isaac Watts Hymnal: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #201 (1835) Meter: 22.214.171.124 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:10 Lyrics:
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 suff'rings, 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But if the Lord be once withdrawn,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.]
Topics: Christ exalted to the kingdom; Adam the first and second, their dominion; Christ his condescension and glorification; Christ praised by children; Christ the second Adam, his incarnation, his dominion; Dominion of man over creatures; Glorification and condescension of Christ; God his sovereignty and goodness to man; God made man; God praised by children; Goodness of God; Hosanna of the children; Man dominion over creatures; Praise to God from children Languages: English
Let me but hear my Saviour say