1409. Faith Grasps the Blessing

1. Faith grasps the blessing she desires,
Hope points the upward gaze;
And Love, celestial Love, inspires
The eloquence of praise.

2. But sweeter far the still small voice
Unheard by human ear,
When God has made the heart rejoice,
And dried the bitter tear.

3. No accents flow, no words ascend;
All utterance faileth there;
But God Himself doth comprehend
And answer silent prayer.

Text Information
First Line: Faith grasps the blessing she desires
Title: Faith Grasps the Blessing
Author: Harriet Martineau, 1802-1876
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: James Turle (1835)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 35511 76553 71435
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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