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By Gracious Powers

By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered,
       and confidently waiting come what may,
we know that God is with us night and morning,
       and never fails to greet us each new day.

Yet is this heart by its old foe tormented,
       and evil days bring burdens hard to bear;
Oh, give our frightened souls the sure salvation,
       for which, O Lord, you taught us to prepare.

And when this cup you give is filled to brimming
       with bitter suffering, hard to understand,
we take it thankfully and without trembling
       out of so good and so beloved a hand.

Yet when again in this same world you give us
       the joy we had, the brightness of your sun,
we shall remember all the days we lived through
       and our whole life shall then be yours alone.

By gracious powers so faithfully protected,
       so quietly, so wonderfully near,
I'll live each day in hope, with you beside me,
       and go with you through every coming year.

Fred Pratt Green
Words © 1974 Hope Publishing Company

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Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|Hymnal Supplement|Partners in Creation - Green|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Psalms 42:5, 91:10-11, 94:19; Lamentations 3:22-23; Matthew 26:39, 28:20; Luke 22:42; Acts 3:19; Colossians 1:27; Deuteronomy 31:6; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:25; 2 Corinthians 4:6, 16; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 12:1, 13:5; Joshua 1:5; 1 Peter 4:19; 2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 22:16

Theme: Adversity, Assurance, Empowerment, Encouragement, Faith, God - Faithfulness, God - Power, God - Presence, Grief, Guidance, Suffering, Surrender, Trust

Author(s): Green, Fred Pratt (More Hymns | Biography)

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