211. Faith is wisdom from on high

1 Faith is wisdom from on high,
Hearing ear and seeing eye;
In the soul a higher light
Than the ken of mortal sight:
Vivid trust in hope serene,
Evidence of things not seen.

2 Faith in meekness, as is meet,
Sits and learns at Jesus' feet;
Nestles closely to the Lord,
Happy in the Master's Word;
Cleaves to it, defends it then:
This to faith is Yea, Amen.

3 Faith is sure, where sight is blind:
While lost sense may nowhere find
Hope, to stay a sinking soul
When the billows o'er it roll,
Faith directs its saving quest
To the cross, and there finds rest.

4 Faith, in childlike trust, is wise:
Trusting Him who never lies;
By whose grace the weak grow strong,
Change their sighing into song.
Praise be Thine, O Lord of might!
Faith shall end in glorious sight.

Text Information
First Line: Faith is wisdom from on high
Author: Rev. Emanuel Cronenwett, D. D. (1880)
Meter: 7s. Six lines. No. 9
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: The Catechism: Faith; Second Sunday in Lent; First Sunday after Easter (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: C. A. P. (1855)
Adapter: John H. Spielman (1881)
Meter: 7s. Six lines. No. 9
Key: B♭ Major

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