Increase Our Faith

Representative Text

1 Increase our faith, almighty Lord!
For Thou alone canst give
The faith that takes Thee at Thy word,
The faith by which we live.

2 Increase our faith, that we may claim
Each starry promise sure;
And always triumph in Thy name,
And to the end endure.

3 Increase our faith, O Lord, we pray,
That we may not depart
From Thy commands, but all obey
With free and faithful heart.

4 Increase our faith, that never dim
Or faltering it may be;
Crowned with the perfect peace of him
Whose mind is stayed on Thee.

5 Increase our faith, that unto Thee
More fruit may still abound;
That in the harvest time may be
To Thy great glory found.

6 Increase our faith, O Saviour dear,
By Thy rich sovereign grace,
Till, changing faith for vision clear,
We see Thee face to face.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #432

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Increase our faith, beloved Lord
Title: Increase Our Faith
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Increase our faith, O Lord!
Copyright: Public Domain


[Increase our faith, beloved Lord!]


DUNFERMLINE is one of the "common" tunes from Andro Hart's psalter The CL Psalms of David, Edinburgh (l615)–a "common" tune was one that was not matched with a specific text in a songbook. Millar Patrick, author of Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody (London, 1949) and The Story of the Church's So…

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EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

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Boundless Love #d16

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Gems of Gospel Song #39

Gospel Tent Hymns #d83

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d221

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #413

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #371

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #413

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d360

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #432

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Quartette #376

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Songs for the Lord's House #299

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Songs of Victory #119

The Book of Common Praise #d259

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1256

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #510

Vineyard Songs #d59

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