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Annie Johnson Flint Song Writer

Our Daily Bread, March-May, 1996, p. for March 30

Consider the witness we give when we are faithful through suffering. My mind is drawn to Annie Johnson Flint, author of 6,000 hymns and gospel songs. She was an orphan. She lived with crippling arthritis. She was stricken with cancer. Yet her faith was especially evident in this hymn:

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