Faith That Will Not Shrink


These words, written over seventy years ago, are just as timely today as they were then:

“Oh, for a faith that will not shrink

     Though pressed by every foe,

         That will not tremble on the brink

             Of any earthly woe!

             That will not murmur or complain

Beneath the chast’ning rod,

But, in the hour of grief or pain,

Will lean upon its God:

A faith that shines more bright and clear

When tempests rage without;

That when in danger knows no fear,

In darkness feels no doubt.


  Lord, give us each a faith as this.