In times when the flesh is so weak and frail

In times when the flesh is so weak and frail

Author: F. A. Graves
Tune: [In times when the flesh is so weak and frail]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In times when the flesh is so weak and frail,
In times when the doubts and fears assail,
I will look unto God, naught mine eye shall dim;
Then my Father comes close, it is just like Him.

Refrain:
It is just like Him, it is just like Him;
Then our Father comes close, it is just like Him.

2 When the powers of Hell would ensnare my soul,
And turn me away from the Heav’nly goal,
When the spirit is willing but flesh is weak,
It is then that I love to hear Father speak. [Refrain]

3 My Father doth all of my needs supply,
And He knoweth them all better far than I;
All my sins He forgives, all diseases heals,
Thus my Father to me all His love reveals. [Refrain]

4 When the victory’s won, and the foes all flee,
It is then that I need Father near to me;
Just to rest all secure in His tender care,
And be kept from all sin, is my daily pray’r. [Refrain]

Source: The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #57

Author: F. A. Graves

Rv Frederick Arthur Graves USA 1856-1927. Born at Williamstown, MA, he was raised in a Christian family, but was orphaned at age 9 after the death of his father, a taylor, then three years later his mother (tuberculosis), he lived on a farm with a family names Hollis that worked him hard and treated him poorly. He was diagnosed with epilepsy when 14. At 21 he moved to Nobles County, MN, and it seemed that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for that, he served the American Sunday School Union as an organizer and evangelist. He was musical, and after age 35 wrote 43 songs. He, with wife Vina, raised three children, Arthur, Irene, and Carl. He studied Bible and music in Chicago, IL and Northfield, MA. Returning to Minneapolis and hear… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In times when the flesh is so weak and frail
Author: F. A. Graves
Refrain First Line: It is just like him
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #57

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