THE GOD WHO SEES

When there is no one else around,

In Jesus Christ help can be found,

Our hope and guide, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.

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When no one understands your pain,

And darkness lingers, with the rain,

Our comfort, strength, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.

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When poor and hungry, homeless too,

God will provide, shelter and food,

Our provider, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.

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When sickness knocks upon your door,

It is our God who can restore,

The Lord who heals, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.

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When you’re thinking, all has been lost,

Remember Jesus paid the cost,

The Redeemer, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.

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When sin has taken it’s dark toll,

And you don’t want to lose your soul,

Jesus, Saviour, He’ll always be,

He is El Roi, the God who sees.

Cathy Whte – 2008

Hagar was the Egyptian handmaid of Sarah, and mother of Ishmael.

Read Genesis 16:1-16

Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

Genesis 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. {Beerlahairoi: that is, The well of him that liveth and seeth me}

Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary:

0883. B@’er la-Chay Ro’iy, be-ayr’ lakh-ah’ee ro-ee’

well of a living (One) my Seer; Beer-Lachai-Roi, a place in the Desert:–Beer-lahai-roi.

John Wesley’s Commentary:

V. 13. And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her – That is, thus she made confession of his name, Thou God seest me – This should be with her, his name for ever, and this his memorial, by which she will know him, and remember him while she lives, Thou God seest me. Thou seest my sorrow and affliction. This Hagar especially refers to: when we have brought ourselves into distress by our own folly, yet God has not forsaken us. Thou seest the sincerity of my repentance.

V. 14. The well was called Beer-lahai-roi-The well of him that lives and sees me. ‘Tis likely Hagar put this name upon it, and it was retained long after. This was the place where the God of glory manifested the special care he took of a poor woman in distress. Those that are graciously admitted into communion with God, and receive seasonable comforts from him, should tell others what he has done for their souls, that they also may be encouraged to seek him and trust in him.

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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