God will provide for me

Here I may be weak and poor

Author: Charles Albert Tindley
Tune: LEAVE IT THERE
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. Here I may be weak and poor,
With afflictions to endure;
All about me not a ray of light to see,
Just as he has often done,
For His helpless trusting ones,
God has promised to provide for me.

Chorus:
God has promised to provide for me;
God has promised to provide for me;
All creation is His own,
All my needs to Him are known.
He has promised to provide for me.

2. All my raiment and my food,
And my health and all that's good;
Are within His own written guarantee,
God is caring for the poor,
Just as He has done before,
He has promised to provide for me.

3. Mighty men may have control,
Of the silver and the gold;
Want and sorrow for the poor there may be,
But the God of heaven reigns,
And His promise is the same,
And I know He will provide for me.

4. Ancient Israel heard His voice,
How the people did rejoice,
When he led them safely thro' the mighty sea,
In the wilderness they knew,
What the living God can do;
He's the one that doth provide for me.

5. When they hadn't any bread,
Good old Moses knelt and pray'd;
And the God who gives so plentiful and free,
Sent the precious manna down,
Israel saw it on the ground,
'Twas the God who now provides for me.

Source: Soul Echoes: A Collection of Songs for Religious Meetings, No. 2 #3

Author: Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

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First Line: Here I may be weak and poor
Title: God will provide for me
Author: Charles Albert Tindley
Refrain First Line: God has promised to provide for me

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