Methodist Hymnal (1876)

1 AUTHOR of faith, on me confer
The all-obtaining grace,
Which wrestles and receives in prayer
Thy largest promises;
The faith unfeigned and unreproved
Which can the test abide,
From false humility removed,
And self-deluding pride.

2 A perfect confidence inspire
From all presumption free,
A holy boldness to desire
The thing prepared for me;
A wisdom to discern and know
The time by God designed,
A strength that will not let thee go
Till I the blessing find.