When God's own people stand in need

When God's own people stand in need

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 When God's own people stand in need,
His goodness will provide supplies:
Thus when Elijah faints for bread,
A raven to his succour flies.

2 At God's command, with speedy wings,
The hungry bird resigns its prey;
And to the rev'rend prophet brings
The needful portion day by day.

3 This method may be counted strange;
But happy was Elijah's lot:
For nature's course shall sooner change,
Than God's dear children be forgot.

4 This wonder oft has been renew'd,
And saints by sweet experience find
Their evils overrul'd for good,
Their foes to friendly deeds inclin'd.

5 Who can distrust that mighty hand,
Which rules with universal sway;
Which nature's laws can countermand,
Or feed us by a bird of prey!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #83

Author: John Fawcett

Fawcett, John, D.D., was born Jan. 6, 1739 or 1740, at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorks. Converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of G. Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodists, but three years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. Having begun to preach he was, in 1765, ordained Baptist minister at Wainsgate, near Hebden Bridge, Yorks. In 1772 he was invited to London, to succeed the celebrated Dr. J. Gill, as pastor of Carter's Lane; the invitation had been formally accepted, the farewell sermon at Wainsgate had been preached and the wagons loaded with his goods for removal, when the love and tears of his attached people prevailed and he decided to remain. In 1777 a new chapel was built for him at Hebden Bridg… Go to person page >

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