Poems - He Faileth Not, For He Is God

He Faileth Not, for He Is God


The following verses are included in Hymns for the Little Flock and Hymns. The similarity to God is Faithful is unmistakable; however, it is unclear where the rest of the verses come from.

It is clear that God is Faithful was written by Miss Barber as it was included in The Verses of a Pilgrim. These verses could be Miss Barber’s but were not published in The Verses of a Pilgrim. It is also possible that Watchman Nee added onto Miss Barber’s short poem. This poem is marked anonymous in Hymns. As Nee’s Hymns for the Little Flock was written in Chinese, it is likely that Hymns was working from a translation. That could explain why these opening lines are so similar. Reetzke included it in the first edition of his biography of Miss Barber, but it is not included in A Seed Sown in China.


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!


  • Songs and Hymns of Life:
  • Hymns: 693
  • Christ in Song: 323
  • Hymns for the Little Flock: 129

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