Posts Tagged ‘trials’

Begone Unbelief – Lori Sealy

Here is a great song to sing or listen to in the midst of trials or at any time for that matter. It’s a slightly modified version of a hymn originally written by John Newton. Below are the original words.

Begone, unbelief,
My Savior is near,
And for my relief
Will surely appear;
By prayer let me wrestle,
And He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel,
I smile at the storm.

Though dark be my way,
Since He is my Guide,
‘Tis mine to obey,
‘Tis His to provide;
Though cisterns be broken,
And creatures all fail,
The word He hath spoken
Shall surely prevail.

His love, in time past,
Forbids me to think
He’ll leave me at last
In trouble to sink:
Each sweet Ebenezer
I have in review
Confirms His good pleasure
To help me quite through.

Why should I complain
Of want or distress,
Temptation or pain?
He told me no less;
The heirs of salvation,
I know from His Word,
Through much tribulation
Must follow their Lord.

How bitter that cup
No heart can conceive,
Which He drank quite up,
That sinners might live!
His way was much rougher
And darker than mine;
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer,
And shall I repine?

Since all that I meet
Shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet,
The medicine, food;
Though painful at present,
‘Twill cease before long,
And then, oh, how pleasant
The conqueror’s song!

Consider it true joy

Consider it true joy
Whenever trials come,
Through suff’ring God shall etch in us
The likeness of his Son.

He wounds that he may heal,
Brings pain to bring relief;
Destroys our pride to strengthen faith,
To quell our unbelief.

The testing of our faith
Will teach us to endure;
And through endurance God shall make
A life complete and pure.

So let us not lose heart,
These pains so brief and light
Are working an eternal weight
Of glory and delight.