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Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Word of God - A Poem by Annie Johnson Flint

Psalm 33:8-9 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. 

The Word of God

Though heart grows faint and spirits sink,
By every wind of feeling blown;
Though faith itself may seem to fail,
I rest upon Thy word alone.

That word of power that framed the worlds;
Unfailing, changeless, strong and sure.
Though heaven and earth should pass away,
What Thou hast spoken must endure.

Is Thine arm shortened, Thine ear dulled?
What Thou hast sworn hast Thou forgot?
God of the everlasting years,
All else may fail; Thou failest not.

Against the foeman's fiery darts
I wield anew the Spirit's sword,
And answer every fresh assault
With ever fresh "Thus saith the Lord."

And when some promised blessing seems
Too great, too wonderful for me,
I dare by faith to call it mine,
With "It is written" all my plea.

'Mid shifting sands of doubt and fear
This is the one foundation stone;
My soul hath cast her anchor here;
I rest upon Thy word alone.

by Annie Johnson Flint

Hebrews 4:12-13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 


  1. What a beautiful poem. I am so thankful for the Word of God...one of my favorite songs is "Word of God Speak" by Mercy Me. Have a blessed week, Mary!

    1. I'm so glad the poem was a blessing to you. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie. I hope you have a blessed Lord's day. :-)

  2. A beautiful poem and SO SO true! I'm new to your blog and a new follower - thanks for visiting me via the Tea Cup Exchange!

    1. Hello, Lauren, and welcome to The Cotton Apron! I'm glad you stopped by, and thanks for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Annie is my favorite poet, so it blesses me to pass on her work. :-)

  3. Such a lovely poem. How precious is the word of God!

    1. Amen! God's word is a great treasure. I think sometimes about how privileged we are in this day and age to generally have it so available. It is humbling when I think of the believers of the past who struggled to get their own copy or partial copy and maybe never did.

      Hope you have a blessed Lord's day. :-)

  4. Excellent words, anchored and wielding that spiritual sword.

    1. Amen. Miss Flint had a way of declaring the truth so well in poetry.