Give me Faith Lyrics
Give me the faith which can remove
And sink the mountain to a plain;
Give me the childlike praying love,
Which longs to build Thy house again;
Thy love, let it my heart overpower,
And all my simple soul devour.
I want an even strong desire,
I want a calmly fervent zeal,
To save poor souls out of the fire,
To snatch them from the verge of hell,
And turn them to a pardoning God,
And quench the brands in Jesus' blood.
I would the precious time redeem,
And longer live for this alone,
To spend, and to be spent for them
Who have not yet my Savior known;
Fully on these my mission prove,
And only breathe, to breathe Thy love.
My talents, gifts, and graces, Lord,
Into Thy blessed hands receive;
And let me live to preach Thy Word,
And let me to Thy glory live;
My every sacred moment spend
In publishing the sinner's friend.
Enlarge, inflame, and fill my heart
With boundless charity divine,
So shall I all my strength exert,
And love them with a zeal like Thine,
And lead them to Thy open side,
The sheep for whom the Shepherd died.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Give me Faith", Henry Carey (1687-October 4, 1743), was born in Yorkshire, England and became famous as a author, musician and composer of both hymns and popular music.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Give me Faith
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707 to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Henry Carey (1687 to October 4, 1743)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Give me the faith which can remove And sink the mountain to a plain"
First Publication Date: 1749