I love biographies. There’s something about it that tells me, “If they could do it, I can. If the Lord was faithful in their lives, He will also complete His work in me. He will help me.”
Last Sunday I came across a hymn at church which we had never sang. It was “He Giveth More Grace” by Annie Johnson Flint. What a beautiful, truth-filled song! So yesterday I looked for Annie’s biography. And when you read it, you understand where all these beautiful words come from. They come from the heart of a person who lived in suffering almost throughout all her life (arthritis and serious needs), yet decided to submit her desires to God again, and again, and again. She lived a grace-filled life despite and through suffering and hurt.
Here’s the hymn “He Giveth More Grace”. I will continue posting some of her poems and hymns later.
HE GIVETH MORE GRACE
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
His love has no limit, His grace has no measure;
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.