Now let the feeble all be strongAuthor: Philip Doddridge
Published in 19 hymnals
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1 Now let the feeble all be strong,
And make Jehovah's arm their song;
His shield is spread o'er every saint;
And, thus supported, who shall faint?
2 What though the hosts of hell engage,
With mingled cruelty and rage!
A faithful God restrains their hands,
And chains them down in iron bands.
3 Bound by his word, he will display
A strength proportioned to our day.
And when united trials meet,
Will show a path of safe retreat.
4 Thus far we prove that promise good,
Which Jesus ratified with blood:
Still is he gracious, wise, and just;
And still in him let Israel trust.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #70
Now let the feeble all be strong. P. Doddridge. [Help in Temptation.] Written June 24, 1739, on 1 Cor. x. 13, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines [D. MSS.], and published by Job Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 269, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 294, with the original heading, "Temptation moderated by the Divine Fidelity, Power, and Love," changed, as in the Hymns, 1755, in "God's fidelity in moderating Temptations."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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