364. O for a Faith That Will Not Shrink

1 O for a faith that will not shrink,
Though pressed by many a foe,
That will not tremble on the brink
Of any earthly woe,

2 That will not murmur nor complain
Beneath the chast'ning rod,
But in the hour of grief or pain
Will lean upon its God.

3 A faith that shines more bright and clear
When tempests rage without,
That, when in danger, knows no fear,
In darkness feels no doubt,

4 That bears unmoved the world’s dread frown,
Nor heeds its scornful smile,
That seas of trouble cannot drown,
Nor Satan’s arts beguile,

5 A faith that keeps the narrow way
Till life’s last hour is fled
And with a pure and heav'nly ray
Lights up a dying bed.

6 Lord, give us such a faith as this,
And then, whate’er may come,
We’ll taste e’en here the hallowed bliss
Of an eternal home.

Text Information
First Line: O for a faith that will not shrink
Title: O for a Faith That Will Not Shrink
Author: W. H. Bathurst, 1796-1877
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Easter 2
Tune Information
Composer: R. Redhead, 1820-1901
Meter: C M
Key: E♭ Major

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