VERSE 1 (1 Peter 1:3-4)
In your mercy you've given
Us a new birth, a hope that is living
Through the raising of Jesus
What we inherit won't spoil or fade
VERSE 2 (1 Peter 1:5-6)
And through faith now you shield us
Kept by your power, for coming salvation
Though we now suffer trials
Still in our faith we greatly rejoice
CHORUS (1 Peter 1:8)
Oh what blessed faith is ours
To trust in the Lamb, trust in His promise
Though our God we have no seen
Still we believe, still how we love Him
And we know what paid our price, the precious blood of Jesus Christ
So in faith we will rejoice
For our salvation, for our salvation
VERSE 3 (1 John 2:15-17)
In our faith let us guard from
Pride in this life and fleshly desire
Let our love be for Jesus
Not for this world, its ways to expire
BRIDGE (Hebrews 11)
This is faith, we'll trust your promises, even those unseen
For by faith did Noah build the ark, heir of all to be
And by faith did Abram go when called, to a land unknown
And by faith did Sarah birth a child, barren she conceived.
And by faith did Abraham, when asked, give his only son
And by faith did Isaac yet be spared, covenant be done
And by faith did Moses split the sea, crossed as on dry land
And by faith did Jericho's great walls, at trumpet hit the sand!
And what more tell? For how time fails, to recall all of the prophets
Who by faith they, conquered kingdoms, brought forth justice, shared in promise!
Shut the mouths of, hungry lions, quenched the fury of the furnace!
Who escaped the sword, were mighty in war, routed armies, raised the dead!
They were praised for faith in promises, they'd not live to see
But far greater things they share with us, for eternity.