1 Faith is your gift, Lord God,
which grasps the world unseen,
and holds it firm, as real
as this world's goods have been:
Increase our faith, that every day
your light may shine upon our way.

2 Hope is your gift, Lord God;
it stands and looks afar
beyond death's Friday gate
to Easter's morning star:
this is our hope, our forward road
our lives are hid with Christ in God.

3 Love is your gift, Lord God,
and while love serves it sings;
rejoices in the right,
believes and bears all things:
spread wide this love, that its strong arm
may shield the weakest through the storm.

4 Christ is your gift, Lord God;
among the poor he came,
yet making many rich
who call upon his name:
through Christ, we pray, your gifts release,
our faith and hope and love increase.

David Mowbray (born 1938)
© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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