~My Faith Looks Up To Thee
author of this song was all on fire when he wrote it, and carried it
nearly a year in his pocket.
day Mr. Masson met him and said: “Mr. Palmer, you write verses. I want
a new hymn. Won’t you write one for me?”
Palmer took the hymn from his pocket, and said: “If this will do, you
can have it!”
few days after, Mr. Mason said to him: “Doctor, you may live to write
a great many hymns, but you will never write the equal of the one you
gave me the other day.”
Mr. Mason was right.
Looks Up to Thee
My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary, Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray, Take all my guilt away,
O let me from this day Be wholly Thine!
May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart, My zeal inspire;
As Thou has died for me, O may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be, A living fire!
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 aside.
When ends life's passing dream,
When death's cold, threatening stream Shall o'er me
Blest Savior, then, in love, Fear and distrust
O lift me safe aboard, A ransomed soul!