Scripture Verse

Though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in Me, and I in Him. John 10:38

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Words: Is­aac Watts, Ser­mons 1721–27, num­ber 30. These words have al­so been com­bined with Am I a Soldier of the Cross? and pub­lished as a sing­le hymn.

Music: Ar­ling­ton Tho­mas A. Arne, 1762. Ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ris­on, 1784 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas A. Arne
1710–1778

Lyrics

Do I believe what Je­sus saith,
And think His Gos­pel true?
Lord, make me bold to own my faith,
And prac­tice vir­tue, too.

Suppress my shame, sub­due my fear,
Arm me with heav’n­ly zeal,
That I may make Thy pow­er ap­pear,
And works of praise ful­fill.

If men shall see my vir­tue shine,
And spread my name abroad,
Thine is the pow­er, the praise is Thine,
My Sav­ior and my God!

Thus when the saints in glo­ry meet,
Their lips pro­claim Thy grace;
They cast their hon­ors at Thy feet,
And own their bor­rowed rays.