1 Faith is a living pow'r from heav'n
That grasps the promise God hath giv'n,
A trust that cannot be o’erthrown,
Fixed heartily on Christ alone.
2 Faith finds in Christ whate’er we need
To save or strengthen us indeed,
Receives the grace He sends us down,
And makes us share His cross and crown.
3 Faith in the conscience worketh peace,
And bids the mourner’s weeping cease;
By faith the children’s place we claim
And give all honor to one Name.
4 Faith feels the Spirit’s kindling breath
In love and hope that conquer death;
Faith worketh hourly joy in God
And trusts and blesses e’en the rod.
5 We thank Thee, then, O God of heav'n,
That Thou to us this faith hast giv'n
In Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who is
Our only fount and source of bliss.
6 And from His fullness grant each soul
The rightful faith’s true end and goal:
The blessedness no foes destroy,
Eternal love, and light, and joy.
|First Line:||Faith is a living pow'r from heav'n|
|Title:||Faith Is a Living Power from Heaven|
|German Title:||Der Glaub ist ein lebend'ge Kraft|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1863)|