My faith it is an oaken staffAuthor: Thomas T. Lynch
Tune: THE STAFF OF FAITH
Published in 18 hymnals
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1 My faith, it is an oaken staff,
the traveler’s well-loved aid;
My faith, it is a song of trust,
sustains me undismayed.
I’ll travel on and still be stirred
by silent thought or social word;
By all my perils undeterred,
a pilgrim unafraid.
2 My guide is Jesus Christ whose steps,
when travelers have trod,
Whether beneath was flinty rock
or yielding grassy sod,
They carried on, their joy unspent;
through pain and trial they onward went,
Unstayed by pleasures, still they bent
their zealous course to God.
3 My faith, it is an oaken staff,
O let me on it lean.
My faith provides the ground of hope,
supports a purpose keen.
Your Spirit, God, upon me send,
that I may be what you intend.
With patient courage, we'll contend
as radiant saints serene.
Source: The New Century Hymnal #418
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #682||My faith, it is an oaken staff||My faith, it is an oaken staff||STAFF OF FAITH||Thomas T. Lynch||1983|
|Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #357||My Faith, It Is an Oaken Staff||My faith, it is an oaken staff||THE STAFF OF FAITH||Thomas T. Lynch, 1818-1871||18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124||Ephesians 6:13||2007||Assurance | ; Courage | ; Faithfulness | ; Pilgrim / Pilgrimage ||
|Small Church Music #421||Staff of faith||My faith, it is an oaken staff||STAFF OF FAITH||Thomas T. Lynch||126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4398||My Faith, It Is an Oaken Staff||My faith, it is an oaken staff||THE STAFF OF FAITH||Thomas T. Lynch||184.108.40.206||<cite>The Rivulet: A Contribution to Sacred Song</cite> (London: Longman, 1855).|
|The New Century Hymnal #418||My Faith, It Is an Oaken Staff||My faith it is an oaken staff||THE STAFF OF FAITH||Thomas T. Lynch||220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.||1995||Faith and Aspiration | ; Jesus Christ | Guide and Leader; Pilgrimage | ; Travelers | ; Year B | Proper 18; Year C | Proper 15|