Let us sing at the crack of dawn
And arouse the skies, my maiden!
For the grief of yore is gone,
And our hearts are now joy-laden.
Through trust which outbraves the foes,
That looks on hope, ever more confident;
The glowing light ‘gainst all our woes
And henceforth triumph runs rampant.
Lady, See how His bounty doth appear?
Crowning this moment in love we bask,
For the sweetest melody we aught to hear;
‘How hast all of this come to be?’, ye ask;
By simple faith, I grant, that of a child
Winter is past and now the days grow mild
– Alexandre Gazola (June 12th, 2015).
“When mountain walls confront thy way,
Why sit and weep? Arise and say,
“Be thou removed!” and they shall be,
By power of God, cast in the sea.
All power on earth, all power in heaven
To Christ, the Son of God, is given;
And from the throne He will endue,
And hindrances shall flee from you.
O’er all the power of fiend or man,
Say to the Lord, “I surely can!”
Take from Him power on earth to tread
On serpent’s sting, on dragon’s head.
Whate’er thou art, O mountain high,
Where’er thou art, in earth or sky,
Whene’er thou art, truth is the same:
“Be thou removed, in Jesus’ name!”
“Be thou removed!” Faith bids thee start
For yonder sea—Arise! Depart!
I may, I can, I must, I will
The purpose of my God fulfill.”
– Joseph Ellison (1866-1955)
Today I’m quoting a few beautiful verses about faith written by Charles Wesley. I came to know about this poem while reading an excerpt of the book “Faith, the link with God’s power“. The entire poem can be read here.
“The thing surpasses all my thought,
But faithful is my Lord;
Through unbelief I stagger not,
For God hath spoke the word.
Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees,
And looks to that alone;
Laughs at impossibilities,
And cries, ‘It shall be done!’ ”