1 Author of faith, eternal word,
whose Spirit breathes the active flame -
faith, like its Finisher and Lord,
today as yesterday the same:
2 to you our humble hearts aspire,
and ask the gift unspeakable;
increase in us the kindled fire,
in us the work of faith fulfil.
3 By faith we know you strong to save;
your saving presence let us know;
Whate'er we hope, by faith we have,
future and past are present now.
4 To us who in your name believe
eternal life with you is given;
into ourselves we all receive,
pardon, and happiness, and heaven.
5 The things unknown to feeble sense,
unseen by reason's glimmering ray,
with strong, commanding evidence,
their heavenly origin display.
6 Faith lends its realizing light,
the clouds disperse, the shadows fly,
the Invisible appears in sight,
and God is seen by mortal eye.
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #565
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|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #381||Author of faith, eternal Word||Author of faith, eternal Word||IVYHATCH||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||LM||2 Corinthians 9:15; Hebrews 11:1; Hebrews 11:27; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 13:8; Isaiah 2:17; Isaiah 4:6||2000|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #662||Author of faith, eternal Word||Author of faith, eternal Word||MAINZER||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Singing the Faith #457||Author of faith, eternal Word||Author of faith, eternal Word||MAINZER||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||LM||1 Thessalonians 3:12-13; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Timothy 6:16; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Exodus 24:9-11; Hebrews 11:1-3; Hebrews 11:8-16; Hebrews 11:8; Hebrews 11:27; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 13:8; Isaiah 63:1; John 1:1; John 1:18; John 3:15-16; Luke 12:49; Luke 17:5; Luke 21:25-36; Romans 5:21; Romans 8:2; Song of Solomon 2:17||2011||Our Journey With God ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #306||Author of Faith, Eternal Word||Author of faith, eternal Word||MAINZER||Charles Wesley||LM||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1740|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #565||Author of faith, eternal word||Author of faith, eternal word||WARRINGTON||Charles Wesley, 1707-88||88.88||1 John 3:18-22; 1 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Corinthians 9:15; 2 Peter 1:16-18; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 11:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-4; Hebrews 13:8; Romans 5:12-21||1999||Assurance | ; Confession of Faith | ; Consummation in Christ | ; Eternal Life | ; Faith | ; Revelation | ; Salvation ||