1. A true and an abiding faith,
Create within our hearts,
A faith that carries us to Christ
And ne'er from Him departs.
Fashion us that we may be
Vessels ready to receive
Your Word, O Lord, help us to know
And ev'ry word believe.
Lord, give us an obedient faith
That comes with no demands,
But bows submissive to Your Word,
Delights in Your commands.
We want not faith that boasts itself
In pious words and deeds,
Nor faith that seeks the praise of men
Yet God's Word will not heed.
Lord, give to us a humble faith
That boasts in Christ alone.
A faith that boldly speaks His name
And bows beneath His throne.
2. Create in us a saving faith,
A faith that will remain.
We need a faith not of ourselves,
Lest we believe in vain.
Search us now, our hearts expose;
Ev'ry spurious hope make known,
That we may flee from empty faith
And look to Christ alone.
Each day increase our faith, O Lord,
More firmly placed in You.
In mercy lift us when we fail
That we may walk anew.
We want not faith that rests content
In blessings of this life,
Nor faith that fails to persevere
Through trials, pain, and strife.
A true and an abiding faith,
Lord, grant to us, we pray;
A faith that will not fail or fade,
Create in us today!