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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

Full 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

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life. All of his children attended the Centr… 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

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The New Gift #d46



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