As thy Days, So Shall thy Strength Be

Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near

Author: John Fawcett
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1 Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near,
The Saviour's gracious promise hear;
His faithful word declares to thee,
That as thy days, thy strength shall be.

2 Let not thy heart despond and say,
"How shall I stand the trying day?"
he has engag'd by firm decree,
That as thy days, thy strength shall be.

3 Thy faith is weak, thy foes are strong;
And though the conflict should be long,
Thy Lord will make the tempter flee;
for as thy days, thy strength shall be.

4 Should persecution rage and flame,
Still trust in thy Redeemer's name;
In fiery trials thou shalt see,
That as thy days, thy strength shall be,

5 When call'd to bear the weighty cross,
Of sore affliction, pain or loss,
Or deep distress, or poverty,
Still as thy days, thy strength shall be.

6 When ghastly death appears in view,
Christ's presence shall thy fears subdue;
he comes to set thy spirit free,
And as thy days, thy strength shall be.


Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #XCVII

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

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First Line: Afflicted saint, to Christ draw near
Title: As thy Days, So Shall thy Strength Be
Author: John Fawcett
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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