EL SHADAI
by A.B. Simpson

EL SHADAI, Abram’s God and mine,The God that is enough for me-I claim Thee by that name divine,And yield and trust my all to thee.

He left his all at Thy command,
But found in Thee his All in All;
Why should I cling to home or land,
When I have heard Thy heavenly call?

 

He yielded to his nephew’s choice,
And God gave back what he resigned;
So I can still in God rejoice,
When men are selfish or unkind.

Earth’s mightiest kings he dared subdue;
So, more than conqueror in Thy Name,
I dare to claim my triumph too,
For Abram’s God is still the same.

His age grew young, his weakness strong,
As he Thy promise dared to prove;
So thou shalt be my strength and song,
And in Thy life I’ll live and move.

At last, at God’s supreme behest,
He gave his child, his best beloved;
So I would yield to Thee my best,
And let my love be tried and proved.

El Shadai, Abram’s God and mine,
The God that is enough for me-
Help me to prove that Name divine,
And yield and trust my all to Thee !”

From Songs of The Spirit
Christian Alliance Publishing, 1920.

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