A Hymn for Meditation

My Faith Looks Up To Thee

My faith looks up to thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray,
take all my guilt away.
Oh, 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,
oh, 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 sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
from thee aside.

By Ray Palmer

  • The author of this hymn was discouraged about his life and his accomplishments. Why does he turn to Christ on the cross in his personal gloom?
  • What does the hymnwriter believe he can do to improve his situation?
  • What words clearly tell the author’s testimony to the gospel of Christ?
  • How do you normally share your testimony to Christ?