204. Give us the wings of faith

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.

Text Information
First Line: Give us the wings of faith to rise
Title: Give us the wings of faith
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: CM
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Faith, Trust and Commitment; Redemption and Salvation; The Suffering Community (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SONG 67
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: E. Prys, "Psalms" (1621)

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