Scripture Verse

Increase our faith. Luke 17:5


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).

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.


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.


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


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