Christian Hymns - My Faith Looks up to Thee Christian Hymns playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BD1B04EAC0152F4B
My faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary, Savior divine! Now hear me while I pray, take all my guilt away, O let me from this day be wholly Thine! May Thy rich grace impart Strength to my fainting heart, my zeal inspire! As Thou hast died for me, O may my love to Thee, Pure warm, and changeless be, a living fire! While life's dark maze I tread, And griefs around me spread, be Thou my Guide; Bid darkness turn to day, wipe sorrows tears away, Nor let me ever stray from Thee aside. When ends life's transient dream, When deaths cold sullen stream over me roll; Blest Savior, then in love, fear and distrust remove; O bear me safe above, a ransomed soul! Words: Ray Palmer, 1830. Music: Lowell Mason, 1830 Ray Palmer wrote these lyrics upon receiving a vision of Christ shortly after his graduation from Yale University, while working as a tutor at a New York school. However, he kept them to himself until meeting Lowell Mason on a street in Boston, Massachusetts. When Mason asked him to write something for a new hymnal, Palmer dug out his old notes and produced these lyrics, written two years earlier. After taking the lyrics home and reading them, Mason composed this tune. Several days later he saw Palmer again and said: "You may live many years and do many good things, but I think you will be best known to posterity as the author of My Faith Looks Up to Thee."