Sufficient Unto the Day

What if today the sun is hid

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 What is today the sun is hid!
We'll see his face tomorrow!
For there's a far exceeding joy
With ev'ry weight of sorrow.

His grace is sufficient today!
His grace is sufficient today!
Then why should we borrow sad care from the morrow,
When grace is sufficient today.

2 What if the fig-tree blossom not,
And fields no meat are yielding!
Yet from the famine's cruel blight
His own our God is shielding. [Chorus]

3 "Give us this day our daily bread,"
In humble trust we're pleading,
Assured that he who answers pray'r
Will grant us all we're needing. [Chorus]

4 Then let the storms and tempest rage
Throughout the night of sorrow,
They'll make the desert to rejoice
And blossom on the morrow! [Chorus]

Source: Spirit and Life No. 2: a collection of new songs for the Sunday school, young people's societies, gospel and devotional meetings, etc., etc. #168

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What if today the sun is hid
Title: Sufficient Unto the Day
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Refrain First Line: His grace is sufficient today
Copyright: Public Domain


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