Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I got an e-mail yesterday from my Grandpa Roy. He's been sending us e-mails every week or so to encourage us as we're walking through this time. I think he thinks it doesn't help, but it always does. The one he sent yesterday was maybe my favorite so far. He included the words to his mom's favorite hymn. They were such a blessing to me and I wanted to share them with you.

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater;
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase.
To added affliction He addeth His mercy;
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father's full giving is only begun.

His love has no limit; His grace has no measure,
His power has no boundary known unto men.
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

For all those of you reading who have blogs, my friend Amber ( made a "Praying for Lydia" button you can add to your blog, if you'd like. Here it is:The code for it is over on her blog, so add one if you're praying for our girl. Thanks, Amber! :)


  1. What a fantastic hymn! I've never heard it before. I just love the words. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. and I posted it to my blog! Love you, Jen!

  3. I love love love watching your numbers on the prayer map go up! Woo hoo! Prayers for Lydia!

  4. I posted the button to my blog. OF COURSE! And tell Grandpa Roy that song helped more than just you guys. It comforted my broken heart as well. I don't think there is a such thing a too much comfort so the more the better.

  5. My heart goes out to you in your time of trial. And Annie Johnson Flint's great poem/song reminds us of the source of our strength as believers. I know you'd be blessed by another song of hers--if you don't know it already. Check out "What God Hath Promised" at...

    And if you enjoy learning about the background of our hymns and gospel songs, I invite you to take a look at my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns.