It’s caught like the measles, it lights like a flame,
It moves more than mountains, in God’s holy name.
It cannot be bartered, it cannot be bought,
It’s firm as a stronghold, if truly it’s taught.
If charity kindles, if hope fans the fire,
It’s the fuel of faith which drives the soul higher.
Love lives after judgment, hope helps us through life,
But faith is the reason religion is rife.
It won’t bring us riches, it won’t make us pure,
Nor make us less lonely, but yet more secure,
It joins us to Jesus, it makes prayer come true,
It gives us the vision all heaven to view.