is by faith we have this hope,
this hope in God’s own Son.
It is by faith in trials of life,
in Jesus Christ, our faith is born.
By faith Noah obeyed the command
to build an ark.
Because of things not yet revealed,
in fear he built the ark.
Long years of hardship and labor,
fulfilling God’s plan for his life,
Noah left a legacy of obedience
for his children and his wife.
Abraham was called by faith,
to journey to a foreign land.
As he obeyed he fulfilled the plan
by faith from God’s own hand.
It is by faith we look to Him,
to lead us through this life
and by faith in a Living God,
we overcome the toil and strife.
By Nell Berry 2/25/05