438. Oh, gift of gifts! oh, grace of faith!

1 Oh, gift of gifts! oh, grace of faith!
My God, how can it be
That thou, who hast discerning love,
Shouldst give that gift to me?

2 There was a place, there was a time,
Whether by night or day,
Thy Spirit came, and left that gift,
And went upon his way.

3 How many hearts thou might'st have had,
More innocent than mine!
How many souls more worthy far
Of that sweet touch of mine.

4 Oh, happy, happy that I am!
If thou canst be, O faith,
The treasure that thou art in life,
What wilt thou be in death?

5 This choice, O God of goodness, then,
I lovingly adore;
Oh, give me grace to keep thy grace,
And grace to merit more.

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First Line: Oh, gift of gifts! oh, grace of faith!
Author: Faber
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Christian System: Justification By Faith; Conversion
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