And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me (2 Corinthians 12:9).
1. Oppressed with unbelief and sin,
Fightings without, and fears within;
While earth and hell, with force combined,
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 pressed 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. O! ’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 despond and mourn no more,
I welcome all I feared 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.