1. Author of Faith, eternal Word,
Whose Spirit breathes the active flame;
Faith, like its Finisher and Lord,
To-day, as yesterday, the same:
2. To Thee 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 Thee strong to save;
Save us, a present Saviour Thou!
Whate'er we hope, by faith we have,
Future and past subsisting now.
4. To him that in Thy name believes
Eternal life with Thee is given;
Into himself he all receives,
Pardon, and holiness, 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: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #13
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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 ||