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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

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

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First Line: When God's own people stand in need
Author: John Fawcett
Copyright: Public Domain

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