William Cowper

Here you will find the Poem Olney Hymn 64: Praise For Faith of poet William Cowper

Olney Hymn 64: Praise For Faith

Of all the gifts Thine hand bestows, 
Thou Giver of all good! 
Not heaven itself a richer knows 
Than my Redeemer's blood. 

Faith too, the blood-receiving grace, 
From the same hand we gain; 
Else, sweetly as it suits our case, 
That gift had been in vain. 

Till Thou Thy teaching power apply, 
Our hearts refuse to see, 
And weak, as a distemper'd eye, 
Shut out the view of Thee. 

Blind to the merits of Thy Son, 
What misery we endure! 
Yet fly that Hand from which alone 
We could expect a cure. 

We praise Thee, and would praise Thee more, 
To Thee our all we owe: 
The precious Saviour, and the power 
That makes Him precious too.