Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational
words of the "Give me Faith" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788),
was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and
achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Give me Faith", Henry Carey (1687-October 4, 1743),
was born in Yorkshire, England and
became famous as a author, musician and composer of both hymns and popular music.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Give me Faith
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707
to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Henry Carey (1687 to
October 4, 1743)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Give me the faith which can remove And sink the mountain to a plain"
First Publication Date:
Give me Faith Lyrics
Give me the faith which can remove
And sink the mountain to a plain;
Give me the childlike praying love,
Which longs to build Thy house again;
Thy love, let it my heart overpower,
And all my simple soul devour.
I want an even strong desire,
I want a calmly fervent zeal,
To save poor souls out of the fire,
To snatch them from the verge of hell,
And turn them to a pardoning God,
And quench the brands in Jesus' blood.
I would the precious time redeem,
And longer live for this alone,
To spend, and to be spent for them
Who have not yet my Savior known;
Fully on these my mission prove,
And only breathe, to breathe Thy love.
My talents, gifts, and graces, Lord,
Into Thy blessed hands receive;
And let me live to preach Thy Word,
And let me to Thy glory live;
My every sacred moment spend
In publishing the sinner's friend.
Enlarge, inflame, and fill my heart
With boundless charity divine,
So shall I all my strength exert,
And love them with a zeal like Thine,
And lead them to Thy open side,
The sheep for whom the Shepherd died.