1. O, for a faith that will not shrink,
    Though pressed by many a foe,
    That will not tremble on the brink of poverty,
    Of poverty or woe; Of poverty or woe;
  2. That will not murmur or complain
    Beneath the chastening rod,
    But in the hour of grief or pain, of grief or pain
    Can lean upon its God; Can lean upon its God.
  3. A faith that shines more bright and clear
    When tempests rage without;
    That when in danger knows no fear, knows of no fear,
    In darkness feels no doubt; In darkness feels no doubt.
  4. That bears unmoved the world’s dread frown,
    Nor heeds its scornful smile;
    That sin’s wild ocean cannot drown, no, cannot drown,
    Nor its soft arts beguile; Nor its soft arts beguile.
  5. Lord, give me such a faith as this,
    And then, whate’er may come
    I’ll taste, e’en here the hallowed bliss, the hallowed bliss
    Of an eternal home; Of an eternal home.