Why Is Thy Faith So Small?

Why is thy faith in God's great love so small

Author: William F. Sherwin
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why is thy faith in God’s great love so small?
Why doth thy heart shrink back at duty’s call?
Art thou obeying this: "Abide in Me"?
And doth the Master’s word abide in thee?

2 O blest assurance from our risen Lord;
O precious comfort breathing from the Word.
How great the promise, could there greater be?
"Ask what thou wilt, it shall be done for thee."

3 Ask what thou wilt, but O, remember this,
We ask and have not when we ask asmiss.
If weak in faith, we only half believe
That what we ask we really shall receive.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13240

Author: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why is thy faith in God's great love so small
Title: Why Is Thy Faith So Small?
Author: William F. Sherwin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…

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The Cyber Hymnal #13240
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