We Hear, Lord, Your Promise

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We hear, Lord, your promise: “My grace is sufficient!”
Those few simple words brought such comfort to Paul;
And though every thorn in the flesh may be different
We find in your message good news for us all.
Your strength is made perfect in times of our weakness,
When hardships assail us and pain comes along.
For you dwell within us and we learn your goodness—
And when we are weakest, in you we are strong.

Through all that we suffer, your grace is a blessing;
O Christ, you are with us to carry us through.
What hope you still offer when life is distressing!
You heal and forgive us, so we turn to you.
When pain is so great that we hardly can bear it,
We call on your name and we hear your love’s song;
You send us the comfort and peace of your Spirit,
And when we are weakest, in you we are strong.


Source: Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #32

Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is a hymn writer and Presbyterian pastor. Carolyn and her husband Bruce have been the co-pastors of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware since August 2004. Carolyn's hymns have been sung by congregations in every state of the USA and in several other countries; they have been on national PBS-TV three times and the BBC-TV in the United Kingdom. Noel Paul Stookey of "Peter, Paul and Mary" made a music video with Emmy winner Pete Staman of Carolyn's hymn, "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," which was written on September 11. Her hymns are found on the national websites of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR, the Presbyterian Church (USA), American Baptist Church… Go to person page >

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First Line: We hear, Lord, your promise: "My grace is sufficient!"
Title: We Hear, Lord, Your Promise
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2007)
Meter: 6.6.11.6.6.11 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Copyright: Copyright © 2007 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved

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