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.
All thru life’s transient dream,
Until death’s sullen stream
  Shall o’er me roll,
Blest Savior, with Thy love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Make me Thy grace to prove
  Transform my soul.
Rose Chisekana

Nairobi, Kenya

This hymn is medicinal. Today at the Organizational prayers I sang and cried and cried. I was very low amidst challenges and office politics. I googled, found my answer esp in v.3

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

When griefs spread, we can only trust God to guide us, he can turn darkness into day, may we always abide in him. That is my prayer.


Akute, Ogun, Nigeria

Thanks for this hymn. I pray God help me and remould me for His purpose for my life.

Lori Pritchard

Chicago, IL, United States

Seeking fellowship with the Lord this morning, I googled this hymn to sing along. And what is here? A fellowship with you who have done the same thing. Praying for each of you by name, and delighting in His ever Presence.


Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

With my soul so weary and straying far from God, I remembered this song that was usually sung on assembly ground while I was in secondary school in the 90s. Stanza 2 of the song particularly infused strength to my fainting heart. Thank You Jesus.

David Momoh Kamara

Freetown, Sierra Leone

´"My faith looks up to Thee." Indeed, after an embarrassing departmental meeting today, I was upset with my staff hence, I was furious and annoyed.

Then, this hymn came to my mind. It automatically turned my temper to calmness. I was even making fun of the situation.

I am blessed.


Yaounde, Center, Cameroon

Just realised today morning that after praying and thanking God for various victories for me and family, adversities notwithstanding, this song came to mind. So I googled and got it and sang it through. Wordings very enriching and inspiring. Hail the author.

Thank God for His Grace.


Ajuwon/Ifako-Ijiaye, Lagos, Nigeria

The stanza three of this song, Lord please be my guide and bid darkness turn to day. Wipe sorrows away from me and don't let me ever stray from Thee. Amen.

Orieke Misan Clement

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

This song brings childhood memories; when I was still very little. We sang it during school assembly prayer. I didn't know the whole lyrics then and even now I had to Google the few limes stuck in my head. But the song is nostalgic. Never knew it even had more stanzas; the first stanza always plays a gleeful tune in my head, as a child and even now as am adult. It lifts my spirit and sometimes makes me wanna cry when things are rough. But God is always love and He cares. Thank You Jesus.


I sang this song in my dream last night and woke up with it this morning. The last line of stanza one "O let me from this day be wholly Thine" is very inspiring.

Olumuyiwa Ojelabi

Okooba, Lagos State, Nigeria

This hymn is a very strong medication when faced with challenges/ fear. Singing it truthfully sure heals and I do get a relief/assurance that with God one will excel and overcome.