Scripture Verse

Be not faithless, but believing. John 20:27


Words: J. Bald­win Brown, 1859.

Music: St. Ber­nard (Ri­chard­son) Toch­ter Si­on (Co­logne, Ger­ma­ny: 1741). Ar­ranged by John Ri­chard­son (1816–1879) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Brown or Ri­chard­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Thou, who our faithless hearts canst read,
And know’st each weakness there;
Poor, trembling, faint, with Thee we plead
O turn not from our prayer.

We cannot grasp from hour to hour
The truths Thy Gospel saith;
Then aid us by Thy heav’nly power,
And so increase our faith.

That we may trust Thy guardian care,
When no kind hand we see;
That we may lift our souls in prayer
Undoubtingly to Thee.

Help us to gaze on things unseen
By eyes of mortal sight;
To pierce through earth’s dark veil, and glean
Some beams of heav’nly light.

Thy glorious presence may we see,
When earth’s last tie is riven;
In faith then trust our souls to Thee,
Till we awake in Heav’n.