379. O for a Faith That Will Not Shrink

1 O for a faith that will not shrink
Tho pressed by many a foe,
That will not tremble on the brink
Of any earthly 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 Lord, give me such a faith as this,
And then, whate'er may come,
I taste e'en now the hallowed bliss
Of an eternal home.

Text Information
First Line: O for a faith that will not shrink
Title: O for a Faith That Will Not Shrink
Author: William H. Bathurst, 1796-1877
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Aspiriaton; Faith
Tune Information
Name: EVAN
Composer: William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
Key: A♭ Major

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