1 Give us the wings of faith to rise
within the veil, and see
the saints above, how great their joys,
how bright their glories be.
2 Once they were mourning here below,
their couch was wet with tears;
they wrestled hard, as we do now,
with sins and doubts and fears.
3 We ask them whence their vict'ry came:
they, with united breath,
ascribe the conquest to the Lamb,
their triumph to his death.
4 They marked the footsteps that he trod,
his zeal inspired their breast,
and, foll'wing their incarnate God,
they reached the promised rest.
5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise
for his own pattern giv'en;
while the great cloud of witnesses
show the same path to heav'n.
|First Line:||Give us the wings of faith to rise|
|Title:||Give us the wings of faith|
|Author:||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|
|Topic:||Faith, Trust and Commitment; Redemption and Salvation; The Suffering Community(4 more...)|
|Source:||E. Prys, "Psalms" (1621)|