Give me the wings of faith to riseAuthor: Isaac Watts (1709)
Published in 448 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
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.
Source: Common Praise #286
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|Author:||Isaac Watts (1709)|
Give me the wings of faith to rise. I. Watts. [Heaven: All Saints.] First published in his Hymns & Spiritual Songs, 2nd edition, 1709, Bk. ii., No. 140, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Examples of Christ and the Saints." It is in extensive use in all English-speaking countries, and generally in its original form as in the Hymnal Companion, No. 357. In Kennedy, 1863, the opening line reads:—"Be mine the wings of faith to rise," No. 1379. There are also other slight alterations in the text.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (8)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #463||Give me the wings of faith to rise||2000|
|Common Praise #286||Give me the wings of faith to rise||Give Me the Wings of Faith||Isaac Watts (1674-1748)||Norman Warren (1934-); James Turle (1802-1882)||184.108.40.206||Hebrews 11:29 - 12:2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 12:7-12; Hebrews 11:29 - 12:2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 12:7-12||WESTMINSTER||English||1998|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #208||Give me the wings of faith to rise||Give me the wings of faith to rise||2000|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #253||Give us the wings of faith to rise||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||Derek Williams, b. 1945||220.127.116.11||SAN ROCCO||D Flat Major||English||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #324*||Give me the wings of faith to rise||18.104.22.168||1983|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #156||Give me the wings of faith to rise||22.214.171.124||1996|
|Rejoice in the Lord #400||Give me the wings of faith||Give Me the Wings of Faith||Isaac Watts||J. B. Dykes||126.96.36.199||Hebrews 12:1||BEATITUDO||G Major||English||1985|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #438||Give me the wings of faith to rise||188.8.131.52||1999|