O For A True And Living Faith


O For a true and living faith,
My God on me bestow;
That conquers Satan, sin and death,
And ev’ry other foe.

Such faith it is the gift of God,
Which none but Christ can give:
It makes the heart the Lord’s abode,
Therein to move and live.

God’s grace it is by faith embrac’d,
The Saviour is receiv’d;
All confidence in him is plac’d,
His promises are b’liev’d.

Such faith it worketh confidence,
And makes the soul admire
To taste such blessings fro above,
Such as she would desire.

This faith it worketh confidence,
And casts out slavish fear:
Then shall that work of grace commence,
And we learn what we are.