Christ My Song-Logo
Hymn score of: Lord of all power and might! - Prayer for Faith (Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Christ My Song - 972

Lord of all power and might! - Prayer for Faith
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Prayer for Faith.

"Christ shall give thee light." (Ephesians 5,14)

1. Lord of all power and might!
Grant me that inward sight
  which views the things unseen;
all earthly objects fade,
my life a fleeting shade,
ne'er for one moment stayed,
  will soon have crossed the scene.

2. Each moment it moves on,
still hastening to be gone,
  till, seen on earth no more,
I reach that unknown state
where souls thy sentence wait,
to fix their lasting fate,
  and hope of change is o'er.

3. Now, while there yet is time,
while earth's brief day grows dim –
  darkened by pain and woe;
kindle that lamp of faith
which can make bright my path,
e'en through the vale of death,
  if thither now I go.

4. Man cannot wake the spark
in my soul's chamber dark –
  nor keep the flame alive;
kindling thyself the light,
deign thou to keep it bright,
till, where is no more night,
  in safety I arrive.

Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 150-151.

            PDF - Midi