|Text:||My Faith Looks Up to Thee|
1 My faith looks up to thee,
thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray;
take all my guilt away;
O let me from this day
be wholly thine!
2 May thy rich grace impart
strength to my fainting heart,
my zeal inspire;
as thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be,
a living fire!
3 While life’s dark maze I tread
and griefs around me spread,
be thou my guide;
bid darkness turn to day;
wipe sorrow’s tears away;
nor let me ever stray
from thee aside.
4 When ends life’s transient dream,
when death’s cold, sullen stream
shall o’er me roll;
blest Savior, then, in love,
fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above,
a ransomed soul!
|First Line:||My faith looks up to thee|
|Title:||My Faith Looks Up to Thee|
|Author:||Ray Palmer (1830)|
|Topic:||Faith; Forgiveness; Funeral(3 more...)|
|Composer:||Lowell Mason (1831, alt.)|
Originally a poem of private reflection, this text was offered to the composer when he asked the author if he had written anything that could be set to music for a new hymn and tune collection. This was the first tune written for these words and has proved the most enduring.
|Audio recording:||Audio (MP3)|
|MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE (United Methodist Hymnal 452)|
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|Three Lenten Hymn Meditations||In Memoriam||WOMEN IN SONG III|