“Faith! – 'tis a precious grace, Where'er it is bestowed!”

A hymn written by Benjamin Beddome


Faith! - 'tis a precious grace,
    Where'er it is bestowed!
It boasts of a celestial birth,
    And is the gift of God!


It hears the Prophet's voice,
    The teacher sent from heaven;
And says, “No lessons half so sweet
    As those which He has given.”


Jesus it owns a king, —
    An all-atoning Priest;
It claims no merit of its own,
    But looks for all in Christ.


To Him it leads the soul
    When filled with deep distress;
Flies to the fountain of His blood,
    And trusts His righteousness.


Since 'tis Thy work alone —
    And that Divinely free —
Lord send the Spirit of Thy Son
    To work this faith in me!