Text from Hebrews 11:1-2, 13, 16b; 12:1a: vers. Austin C. Lovelace, alt.
Music: Austin C. Lovelace
Faith, faith, faith is the substance of things hoped for,
The evidence of things not seen.
Faith, faith, faith.
The faithful ones of old obtained a good report.
These kept faith, awaiting still the promise;
And, knowing it would be fulfilled,
Were as strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God,
And He has prepared for them a city, a city called heaven.
Therefore, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
Let us lay aside every weight and sin which so easily beset us,
And run with patience, and run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,
To Jesus, the author, the author, perfecter of our faith.
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