160. Though Troubles Assail

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by J. Newton
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Though troubles assail,
 
And dangers affright,
 
Though friends should all fail,
 
And foes all unite:
 
Yet one thing secures us
 
Whatever betide,
 
The Scripture assures us
 
The Lord will provide.
Genesis 22:8,14; Luke 8:23-24; Psalm 12:1; Lamentations 3:22-23; Hebrews 13:5-6
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The birds, without barn
 
Or storehouse, are fed;
 
From them let us learn
 
To trust for our bread:
 
His saints what is fitting
 
Shall ne'er be denied,
 
So long as 'tis written,
 
The Lord will provide.
Matthew 6:26; Matthew 6:11; Psalm 84:11; Philippians 4:19
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We may, like the ships,
 
By tempests be tossed
 
On perilous deeps,
 
But cannot be lost;
 
Though Satan enrages
 
The wind and the tide,
 
The promise engages
 
The Lord will provide.
Matthew 8:24-25; Psalm 107:29; Psalm 93:3-4
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His call we obey,
 
Like Abram of old,
 
Not knowing our way,
 
But faith makes us bold;
 
For though we are strangers,
 
We have a sure guide,
 
And trust in all dangers
 
The Lord will provide.
Hebrews 11:8; 1 Peter 2:11; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 12:1
“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” (Genesis 22:8)
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” (Genesis 22:14)
“But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.” (Luke 8:23-24)
“<<To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.>> Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.” (Psalm 12:1)