Author of faith, we seek Thy face. C. Wesley. [Intercession.] The original hymn appeared in 9 stanzas of 4 lines as No. 64, in vol. ii. of Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, and is repeated in the Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 233. The abbreviated form in common use was included by J. Wesley in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 446 (rev. ed. 458). It consists of stanzas i.-v. and vii. It is found in various collections in Great Britain and America.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)