By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.@Hebrews 11:7
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Susan H. Peterson (1950-2004)

Susan H. Peterson, 1998 (public domain).

Sagina Thomas Campbell, Bouquet 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)

Faith means we’re sure of what we hope to get;
We’re certain of the things that we do not see.
By faith we know that God made the world;
What’s here now was not made from what was seen.
Abel by faith offered God a better sacrifice;
And Enoch, too, by faith died not,
But from this life did rise.
Though they are gone, they speak this word:
That without faith, none can please the Lord.

It was by faith that Noah built the ark,
When warned by God of things that were yet to pass.
Since he had faith, God did spare his life,
And made him an heir of His righteousness.
Abraham, too, when God said to leave his home behind,
Obeyed and went, though he knew not
The land he was to find.
Though they are gone, they speak this word:
That without faith, none can please the Lord.

It was by faith that Abr’ham had a son,
Then offered him to God as a sacrifice.
Faith upheld Moses in Egypt’s land,
And faith let a lamb pay the firstborn’s price.
By faith the people passed through the sea as on dry land,
And faith was why the walls of
Jericho just could not stand.
Though they are gone, they speak this word:
That without faith, none can please the Lord.

All these still lived by faith until they died,
Receiving not the things that had been made known.
They only saw them as from afar;
They knew that their country was not their own.
God therefore was not ashamed to be named as their Lord;
For they believed that He was real
And would their faith reward.
Oh, give me faith to trust Your Word,
That by my life I may please You, Lord.