286. Give Me the Wings of Faith

1 Give me the wings of faith to rise
within the veil, and see
the saints above, how great their joys,
how bright their glories be.

2 Once they were mourners here below,
and poured out sighs and tears;
they wrestled hard, as we do now,
with sins and doubts and fears.

3 I ask them whence their victory came;
they with united breath
ascribe their conquest to the Lamb,
their triumph to his death.

4 They marked the footsteps that he trod,
his zeal inspired their breast;
and, following their incarnate God,
possess the promised rest.

5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise,
for his own pattern given;
while the long cloud of witnesses
show the same path to heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Give me the wings of faith to rise
Title: Give Me the Wings of Faith
Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CM
Scripture: Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 12:7-12
Topic: Communion of Saints; Heaven; Yearning
Language: English
Tune Information
Descant: Norman Warren (1934-)
Composer: James Turle (1802-1882)
Meter: CM
Copyright: Desc. © 1982 Hope Publishing Co.

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