Trust (Oliver Holden)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-22). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 64 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. Stanzas one and two of Needham's hymn added below.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-03-22). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 63 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).
First published: 1803 in The Charlestown Collection, 1803, p. 36
Description: Words by John Needham, 1768. Needham's hymn is five stanzas, each 86. 86. (C. M.); Holden used the last two stanzas in his work.
Original text and translations
My grace is sufficient for thee, 2 Cor. 12:9.
Kind are the words that Jesus speaks
To cheer the drooping saint:
"My grace sufficient is for you,
Though nature's powers may faint.
"My grace its glories shall display,
And make your griefs remove;
Your weakness shall the triumphs tell
Of boundless power and love."
What though my griefs are not removed,
Yet why should I despair?
While my kind Savior's arms support,
I can the burden bear.
Jesus, my Savior and my Lord,
'Tis good to trust Thy name:
Thy power, Thy faithfulness and love
Will ever be the same.
Weak as I am, yet through Thy grace
I all things can perform ;
And smiling triumph in Thy name,
Amid the raging storm.