1 Hear what the great Apostle saith:
Have ye that true and living faith?
O try yourselves and search the ground,
If living faith in you be found.
2 True faith it is a shining light,
It banishes the pow'r of night;
Creates the inward man anew,
Restores the Saviour's image too.
3 By living faith, grace is appli'd,
The soul is truly sanctifi'd;
Such souls possess the Saviour's mind,
Like him are truly meek and kind.
4 This faith will work a living hope,
And cheer the mind and build it up;
The soul is thus endow'd with pow'r,
To love the Lord for evermore.
5 My God create such faith in me!
Confirm my confidence in thee;
Establish thou my wav'ring heart,
Till I shall see thee as thou art.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCLXXVI