1 O gift of gifts! O grace of faith!
My God, how can it be
That Thou, who hast discerning love,
Shouldst give that gift to me?
2 How many hearts Thou mightst have had
More innocent than mine,
How many souls more worthy far
Of that sweet touch of Thine!
3 Ah, grace, into unlikeliest hearts
It is thy boast to come;
The glory of thy light to find
In darkest spots a home.
4 How can they live, how will they die,
How bear the cross of grief,
Who have not yet the light of faith,
The courage of belief?
5 The crowd of cares, the weightiest cross,
Seem trifles less than light;
Earth looks so little and so low
When faith shines full and bright.
6 O happy, happy that I am!
If thou canst be, O faith,
The treasure that thou art in life,
What wilt thou be in death.
|First Line:||O gift of gifts! O grace of faith!|
|Author:||Frederick W. Faber (1849)|
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|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #346||O gift of gifts! O grace of faith!||O gift of gifts! O grace of faith!||F. W. Faber||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4854||O Gift of Gifts!||O gift of gifts! O grace of faith||FAITH (Dykes)||Frederick W. Faber||CM|