Christ My Song - 86
My faith looks up to thee - Faith
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"Behold the Lamb of God!" (John 1,29)
1. My faith looks up to thee,
thou Lamb of Calvary,
now hear me while I pray,
take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day
be wholly, be wholly, be wholly thine.
2. May thy rich grace impart
strength to my fainting heart,
my zeal inspire;
as thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be, –
a living, a living, a living fire.
3. While life's dark maze I tread,
and griefs around me spread,
be thou my guide;
bid darkness turn to day,
wipe sorrow's tears away,
nor let me ever stray
from thee, from thee, from thee aside.
4. When ends life's transient dream,
when death's cold, sullen stream
shall o'er me roll;
blessed Saviour, then in love,
fear and distrust remove;
O bear me safe above, –
a ransomed, a ransomed, a ransomed soul.
Ray Palmer, The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 7-8;
7th line of each stanza in the original without repetitions.