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Origin and Acts of Faith.  Heb. 12. 2;  1 Pet. 1. 9

J. Stevens                                C.M.

1
Faith owes its birth to sovereign grace,
And lives beneath the throne,
Where grace maintains her dwelling-place,
And reigns supreme alone.

2
[Faith yields to grace the glory due,
Nor dares assume her place;
But owns all doctrines must be true
That spring from sovereign grace.]

3
The precious cleansing blood of Christ
Is a delightful theme;
When faith is lifted up the high’st,
She sings of none but him.

4
Faith owns the sceptre through the cross,
And yields obedience true;
Counts all things else but earth and dross,
To keep the Lamb in view.

5
To live upon his precious death
Is faith’s divine repast;
The language of his dying breath,
See how she holds it fast!

6
Faith views him dead upon the tree;
Then buried in the grave;
And waits around the tomb to see
Him rise with power to save.

7
Then to the Mount of Olives go;
There faith, with eager eye,
Beholds her Lord leave all below,
To dwell and reign on high.

8
With tears of joy, faith now believes
The day will surely come,
When he who Jesus’ cross receives
Shall see him crowned at home.