Oh, for a faith that will not shrink

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    CGS No.: 
    127

    Verse 1
    Oh, for a faith that will not shrink
    Though pressed by many a foe,
    That will not tremble on the brink
    Of poverty or woe.

    Verse 2
    That will not murmur nor complain
    Beneath the chastening rod,
    But, in the hour of grief or pain,
    Can lean upon its God.

    Verse 3
    A faith that shines more bright and clear
    When tempests rage without,
    That when in danger knows no fear,
    In darkness feels no doubt.

    Verse 4
    A faith that keeps the narrow way
    Till life's last spark is fled,
    And with a pure and heavenly ray
    Lights up a dying bed.

    Verse 5
    Lord, give me such a faith as this,
    And then, whate'er may come,
    I taste e'en now the hallowed bliss
    Of an Eternal Home.