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On a strength beyond my own

On a strength beyond my own

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [On a strength beyond my own]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 On a strength beyond my own, safe I lean from day to day,
In the darkest hour His hand of pow’r gives help divine alway.
All my burdens large and small to the blessed Lord I take,
Every grief and care He’ll gladly share, for the loving Jesus’ sake.

I am singing with rejoicing,
All the Christ love gladly voicing,
With His hand in mine on my way I go,
Trusting in His strength, for my Lord doth know.

2 Grace sufficient He will give, on His word I can rely,
To this Friend I’ll flee, what’s best for me He’ll surely not deny.
Though the storms of worldly strife, heavy beat upon my soul,
When He whispers peace, earth’s troubles cease, back the swelling waters roll. [Refrain]

3 So I sing my song of joy though I cannot understand,
In His way I go, my Lord doth know, He holds me with His hand,
On a strength beyond my own I am satisfied to rest,
Through eternity His face I’ll see, with the Christ supremely blest. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #92

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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: On a strength beyond my own
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: I am singing
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