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Faith.  Eph. 2. 8;  2 Pet. 1. 1

B. Beddome                 S.M.

1
Faith! ’tis a precious grace,
Where’er it is bestowed;
It boasts of a celestial birth,
And is the gift of God.

2
Jesus it owns a King,
An all-atoning Priest;
It claims no merits of its own,
But looks for all in Christ.

3
To him it leads the soul,
When filled with deep distress;
Flies to the fountain of his blood,
And trusts his righteousness.

4
Since ’tis thy work alone,
And that divinely free,
Come, Holy Spirit, and make known
The power of faith in me.