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He Giveth Power to the Faint

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1 Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard,
That God, the Lord of all,
Who faileth not nor weary grows,
Upholdeth all that fall.
O sorely tried and troubled heart,
To Him bring thy complaint;
To weary ones He giveth strength
And pow'r unto the faint.

2 Lift up your eyes, behold on high,
The radiant worlds afar;
His word is pledged that none shall fail,
He nameth ev'ry star.
O doubting heart, in faith draw nigh,
The children's portion claim;
He hath redeemed from sin and death,
He calleth thee by name.

3 His word divine shall be thy guide,
His love a sweet constraint;
O trust in Him who giveth grace
And power to the faint.
Wait, thou, on god, the Source, alone,
Whence all thy comfort springs;
And thus thou shalt thy strength renew,
And mount on eagle's wings.

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #103

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard
Title: He Giveth Power to the Faint
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: Public Domain



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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l #17

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Crowning Glory No. 1 #103

Songs of praise #512

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d101

The Supplement to "The Century Gospel Songs" #d43

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