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. The 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 in his Sac­red Har­mo­ny—A Col­lect­ion of Psalm­tunes, An­cient and Mo­dern (Lon­don: 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.