The United Methodist Hymnal


Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove

1.	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 o'er-power, 
	and all my simple soul devour.

2.	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.

3.	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.

4.	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.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1749
MUSIC: Henry Carey, ca. 1732
Scripture: Mark 11:20-25
Theme: Faith; Installation Services; Ordination; Particular Times of Worship: Special Days; The Nature of the Church: Called to God's Mission; The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Ordination; The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Ordination; Work, Daily