Scripture Verse

Increase our faith.@Luke 17:5
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Victor H. Benke
(1872–1904)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, ed­it­ed by Ira D. Sank­ey (Chi­cago, Il­linois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 23.

Music: Ra­ci­bórz Vic­tor H. Ben­ke, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

I need, O Lord, a stronger faith,
In this poor heart of mine,
A faith to take Thee at Thy word,
And all for Thee resign.

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Grant me, O Lord, a living faith
That I may follow Thee,
Thro’ joy or sorrow, doubt or fear,
Until Thy face I see.

A faith that to Thy promise clings,
When clouds above me roll,
A faith that sweetly works by love
And purifies the soul.

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A faith that soars beyond the sky
And looks within the veil,
A faith that, till my latest hour,
Shall never, never fail.

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A patient, firm, enduring faith,
The Christian race to run,
A faith to teach me how to say,
My Lord, Thy will be done.

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