The Living Stones Quartet sings a beautiful rendition of ‘He Giveth More Grace.’ The song was written by hymn writer Annie Johnson Flint, who was born on December 24, 1866, in Vineland, New Jersey.
Eldon and Jean Johnson welcomed their daughter Annie Johnson Flint as their greatest gift on earth, but sadly after 3 years Annie lost her mother, who died while giving birth. Her dad too was suffering from an incurable disease, so he willed the children to the Flint family who brought them up in the Baptist faith. Annie received the Holy Spirit at a revival meeting at the age of 8.
After high school, she did her teacher’s training and was offered a job, but she really felt her calling was to be at home. During her second year of teaching, arthritis began to grow worse till it became difficult for her to walk at all, and she had to give up her work. Another tragedy struck her and her sister, when her adopted parents died one after another, with little money in the bank, these twice-orphaned children were on the brink of starvation.
Annie began making hand-lettered cards and gift books, and decorating her own verses, after a lot of testimonies and praise from people, two card publishers printed her greetings and released her poems. Her poem, “What God Hath Promised” and ‘He Giveth More Grace’ won her national fame and it made her believe that God had kept a her aside for a purpose, which sometimes seemed obscure to her.
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added afflictions 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.
We are truly blessed by the writing of Annie Johnson Flint and the powerful singing of The Living Stones Quartet this morning.