700. Faith Is a Living Power from Heaven

1 Faith is a living pow'r from heav'n
that grasps the promise God has giv'n,
a trust that can't be overthrown,
fixed heartily on Christ alone.

2 Faith finds in Christ our ev'ry need
to save or strengthen us indeed;
we now receive the grace sent down,
which makes us share his cross and crown.

3 Faith in the conscience works for peace,
and bids the mourner's weeping cease;
by faith the children's place we claim
and give all honor to one name.

4 We thank you, then, O God of heav'n,
that you to us this faith have giv'n
in Jesus Christ your Son, who is
our only fount and source of bliss.

Text Information
First Line: Faith is a living power from heav'n
Title: Faith Is a Living Power from Heaven
Original Language: German
Author: Petrus Herbert (1566)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Faith; Christ--Grace and mercy of; Journey (2 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: F Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren (1566)

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