Give me the faith that Jesus had

Give me the faith that Jesus had. William Pearson* (1832-1892). Pearson, who began life as a Methodist before joining William Booth*’s Christian Mission, (renamed the Salvation Army), must have been familiar with Charles Wesley*’s ‘Give me the faith which can remove’*. This close imitation of Wesley’s hymn was published in The War Cry on 19 April 1884, with the title ‘THE FAITH. BY MAJOR PEARSON. TUNE—“Sovereignty,” or any 6 lines, 8’s’. It had five stanzas:  Give me the faith that Jesus had,The faith that can great mountains move,That makes the mournful spirit glad,The saving faith that works by love,The faith for which the saints have striven,The faith that pulls the fire from...

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