A HYMN FOR TODAY – Our Faithful Care

A HYMN FOR TODAY

Our Faithful Care

“Glory to God!” In all lamentation,
Teach us to suffer like our Lord;
Then may we seek Thy holy compassion,
Our arms outstretched, Thy love outpoured.

“Glory to God!” In all tribulation,
Measure the portion each can bear;
Cover new pain with fresh consolation –
Balm for our hearts to heal and share.

“Glory to God!” In all our tomorrows,
Ready Thy throne for coming prayers,
Some future tears, or some distant sorrows;
Be Thou our God, our Faithful Care.

10.8.10.8 – C.A. Roberts and Glenda B. Schales, 1997

Tune: PARAKALEO – C.A. Roberts and Glenda B. Schales, 1997

#419 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012

OUR FAITHFUL CARE takes thoughts from 2 Corinthians 1. Each verse glorifies God for the sufferings and trials He permits. The three verses pray for the proper response to suffering, ask God to allow suffering in tolerable doses, and to expect more prayers as His children experience future trials. (1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 1:3-11).

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