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HE GIVETH MORE GRACE

It would seem that Annie Johnson Flint wrote her hymn, HE GIVETH MORE GRACE, sometime prior to 1922 as it was published in a magazine of daily devotions for the month of October that year.  Miss Flint was a schoolteacher who became disabled due to severe arthritis.  She began writing poems and hymns.  One of her most famous poems begins with, “God hath not promised skies always blue…”  Maybe you have heard or read that poem!!  Her most famous hymn is, “He Giveth More Grace.”

 

Her hymn played a role in the survival of a missionary… Darlene Rose, who was caught in the horrors of the Japanese invasion of the Pacific during World War II.  Forcibly separated from her husband, who subsequently perished, Darlene was interred in a horrific Japanese POW camp.  In Darlene’s own account she tells…and I quote…” Just two weeks before I was brought to this prison, the Lord had laid it on my heart to memorize a poem by Annie Johnson Flint.  Now I knew why…” 

She continues, “I never shed a tear before my inquisitors during my hearings.  But when the guard had returned me to my cell, and the sound of his footsteps had vanished…I wept buckets of tears.  In desperation, I poured out my heart to the Lord.  

And I would hear Him whisper, ‘But My child, My grace is sufficient for thee’.” …end of quote.

 

Maybe you too will find similar re-assurance and faith in our God of Grace as you sing Annie Flint’s Hymn, HE GIVETH MORE GRACE.

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