Scripture Verse

Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief. Mark 9:24

Introduction

Words: Dan­i­el H. How­ard (1814–1884).

Music: Long­wood (Barn­by) Jo­seph Barn­by, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Howard (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Joseph Barnby
1838–1896

Lyrics

Lord, I believe: help Thou mine unbelief;
Let me no other master know but Thee.
Thou art the Christian’s God,
The only King and Chief
Of all who soldiers of the cross would be.

Lord, I believe, in mercy grant me grace
To know Thee, blessèd Savior, more and more;
I can do naught without Thee;
Jesus, show Thy face
Unto Thy servant who would Thee adore.

Lord, I believe the hold of sin is strong,
And stout its heart to pluck me from Thy love;
But stronger is Thy grace;
Oh, strengthen and prolong
The work of faith in me, my doubts remove.

Lord, I believe: help Thou mine unbelief;
Be this my prayer though good report and ill;
Only to Thee I cling;
If long my day or brief,
Master and Savior, I will trust Thee still!