396. Oh, for a Faith That Will Not Shrink

1 Oh, for a faith that will not shrink,
Tho' pressed by many a foe;
That will not tremble on the brink
Of poverty or woe;

2 That will not murmur nor complain
Beneath the chast'ning rod,
But in the hour of grief or pain
Can lean upon its God;

3 A faith that shines more bright and clear
When tempests rage without;
That, when in danger, knows no fear,
In darkness feels no doubt;

4 That bears unmoved the world’s dread frown,
Nor heeds its scornful smile;
That sin's wild ocean cannot drown
Nor Satan’s arts beguile;

5 A faith that keeps the narrow way
Till life’s last spark is fled
And with a pure and heavenly ray
Lights up the dying bed.

6 Lord, give us such a faith as this;
And then, whate’er may come,
We’ll taste e’en here the hallowed bliss
Of an eternal home.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, for a faith that will not shrink
Title: Oh, for a Faith That Will Not Shrink
Author: William H. Bathurst (1831, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Consecration
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle (1836)
Meter: C.M.
Key: E♭ Major



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