Poems - God is Faithful

This short poem is not included in A Seed Sown In China but was published in The Verses of a Pilgrim and is included here only because it is reproduced in Anchored to Infinity by Christian Chen.

God is Faithful

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13

He cannot fail, for He is God;
He cannot fail, He pledged His Word;
He cannot fail, He’ll see me through;
‘Tis God with whom I have to do.

Hymn Version - He Faileth Not, For He Is God;

The following verses are included in Hymns for the Little Flock and Hymns. It seems likely that Hymns was woking with a translation. The similarity to the original above is unmistakable; however, it is unclear where the rest of the verses come from. The author for the poem below is marked anonymous in Hymns. Reetzke included this longer version in the first edition of his biography, but it is not included in A Seed Sown in China .

It is clear that the verse above was written by Miss Barber. It is possible these are original but not published in Anchored to Infinity or that Watchman Nee added onto Miss Barber’s short poem.

He faileth not, for He is God;
He faileth not, His grace how good!
He faileth not, His Word is clear;
If we have God, whom need we fear?

The highest mount, He can make plain;
The wildest flood, He can restrain!
God of Impossibilities!
Poor puny man, now learn His ways.

The axe did swim on Jordan’s wave!
Our God the Red Sea’s waters clave!
He stopped the sun! made long the day!
This is the God to whom we pray.

He bars the sea with feeble sand!
The proud waves bow at His command!
If God is thine, what more your need?
Can He not work for you indeed?

Our God is love; your needs are known;
His promises He’ll fully own.
Our gracious God bows down His ear
The feeblest, weakest cry to hear.

Our God is light, and never yet,
One promise did He e’er forget.
His promises in Christ the Son
Are fully pledged, Yea and Amen.

Our faithful God, faith cannot break,
Nor death, nor hell, His promise shake!
Who ask in faith, He’ll not deny;
His Word is sure, He must reply.

He faileth not, let all men hear;
He faileth not, His Word is clear.
He faileth not, His grace how good;
He faileth not, for He is God!


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