Abraham's faith

The Lord commanded Abraham

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [The Lord commanded Abraham]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The Lord commanded Abraham,
Give thy son to me,
Thine only son whom thou dost love,
A sacrifice to be.

Refrain:
The Lord commanded, he obeyed,
His faith unfalt’ring still;
Obedient ever to the voice of his God,
He answered, Lord, I will.

2 He built an altar on the mount,
Placed the wood with care;
Then bound the loved one of his heart,
And would have slain him there. [Refrain]

3 But hark! the voice that called his name
Staid the fatal flow;
Touch not the lad, Jehovah said,
For now thy faith I know. [Refrain]

4 Lord, grant to us a faith like this,
Steadfast, firm in Thee,
That yields obedience to Thy word,
Whate’er that word may be. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #174

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord commanded Abraham
Title: Abraham's faith
Author: Fanny Crosby
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