The Lord Will Provide

In some way or other the Lord will provide

Author: Martha A. W. Cook
Published in 164 hymnals

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1 In some way or other the Lord will provide,
It may not be my way,
It may not be thy way,
And yet in his own way, "the Lord will provide."

2 At some time or other the Lord will provide;
It may not be my time,
It may not be thy time,
And yet in his own time, "The Lord will provide."

3 Despond then no longer, the Lord will provide;
And this be the token
No word he hath spoken
Was ever yet broken, "the Lord will provide."

4 March on, then, right boldly; the sea shall divide;
The path shall be glorious;
With shoutings victorious
We'll join in the chorus, "the Lord will provide."

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #702

Author: Martha A. W. Cook

Martha Elizabeth Duncan Walker Cook USA 1806-1874. Born in Northcumberland County, PA, she married Rev. Parsons Cook, editor of a Boston paper called “The Puritan Recorder”. She contributed to, and for a time, was editor of the “Continental Monthly”. She translated “The life of Chopin”, by Franz Liszt, from the French in 1863. She also translated “Undivine comedy” by Zygmund Krasinski in 1875. She died in Hoboken, NJ. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: In some way or other the Lord will provide
Title: The Lord Will Provide
Author: Martha A. W. Cook
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


In some way or another the Lord will provide. [Providence.] This hymn, by E. D. Martha Cook, née Walker, born July 23, 1806, died Sep. 15, 1874, was published circa 1864, and is found in I.D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #3974
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Timeless Truths #611
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