Author of faith, eternal WordAuthor: Charles Wesley
Published in 83 hymnals
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1. Author of faith, eternal Word,
Whose Spirit breathes the active flame;
Faith like its finisher and Lord,
Today as yesterday the same.
2. To Thee our humble hearts aspire,
And ask the gift unspeakable;
Increase in us the kindled fire,
In us the work of faith fulfill.
3. By faith we know Thee strong to save;
Save us, a present Savior Thou!
Whate’er we hope, by faith we have
Future and past subsisting now.
4. To him that in Thy name believes
Eternal life with Thee is given;
Into Himself He all receives,
Pardon and holiness, and Heaven.
5. The things unknown to feeble sense,
Unseen by reason’s glimmering ray,
With strong commanding evidence
Their heavenly origin display.
6. Faith lends its realizing light,
The clouds disperse, the shadows fly;
Th’invisible appears in sight,
And God is seen by mortal eye.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #306
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Author of faith, Eternal Word. C. Wesley. [Faith.] This poem is a paraphrase of Heb. xi. It appeared in 88 stanzas of 4 lines in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1740, with the title "The Life of Faith." In 1780 J. Wesley gave stanzas i.-vi. as No. 92 in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, (ed. 1875, No. 95). From the Wesleyan Hymn Book it has passed into most of the collections of the Methodist denominations in Great Britain and America, and also into other hymnals. Full original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. pp. 209-221. The poem as a whole, is criticised in the Wesleyan Magazine, 1839, p. 381.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #381||Author of faith, eternal Word||Author of faith, eternal Word||IVYHATCH||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||LM||2 Corinthians 9:15; Hebrews 11:1; Hebrews 11:27; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 13:8; Isaiah 2:17; Isaiah 4:6||2000|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #662||Author of faith, eternal Word||Author of faith, eternal Word||MAINZER||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Singing the Faith #457||Author of faith, eternal Word||Author of faith, eternal Word||MAINZER||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||LM||1 Thessalonians 3:12-13; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Timothy 6:16; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Exodus 24:9-11; Hebrews 11:1-3; Hebrews 11:8-16; Hebrews 11:8; Hebrews 11:27; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 13:8; Isaiah 63:1; John 1:1; John 1:18; John 3:15-16; Luke 12:49; Luke 17:5; Luke 21:25-36; Romans 5:21; Romans 8:2; Song of Solomon 2:17||2011||Our Journey With God ||
|Small Church Music #1207||Mainzer||Author of faith, eternal Word||MAINZER||Charles Wesley||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #306||Author of Faith, Eternal Word||Author of faith, eternal Word||MAINZER||Charles Wesley||LM||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1740|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #565||Author of faith, eternal word||Author of faith, eternal word||WARRINGTON||Charles Wesley, 1707-88||88.88||1 John 3:18-22; 1 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Corinthians 9:15; 2 Peter 1:16-18; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 11:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-4; Hebrews 13:8; Romans 5:12-21||1999||Assurance | ; Confession of Faith | ; Consummation in Christ | ; Eternal Life | ; Faith | ; Revelation | ; Salvation ||