Friday, June 26, 2009

Author of Faith, Eternal Word

This is a hymn by Charles Wesley

Author of faith, eternal Word,
Whose Spirit breathes the active flame;
Faith like its finisher and Lord,
Today as yesterday the same.

To Thee our humble hearts aspire,
And ask the gift unspeakable;
Increase in us the kindled fire,
In us the work of faith fulfill.

By faith we know Thee strong to save;
Save us, a present Savior Thou!
Whate’er we hope,
by faith we have
Future and past subsisting now.

To him that in Thy Name believes
Eternal life with Thee is given;
Into Himself He all receives,
Pardon and holiness, and heaven.

The things unknown to feeble sense,
Unseen by reason’s glimmering ray,
With strong commanding evidence
Their heavenly origin display.

Faith lends its realizing light,
The clouds disperse, the shadows fly;
Th’invisible appears in sight,
And God is seen by mortal eye.


Natalie Lloyd said...

Hey Bekah! I just found your comment on my blog. I'm so glad you said hello :) I've been Brio nostalgic lately so it was especially sweet to hear from a reader :) Also, this hymn by Charles Wesley is gorgeous! I've never seen it before. My favorite part is the end. Thanks for sharing it :) I can't wait to read more of your blog.

Elisabeth said...

I just wanted to let you know it has been over a year since you last posted. :-)