Scripture Verse

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? James 2:14


Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1998.

Music: High­er Ground Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson (1950–2004)


What good can come from faith alone?
A man in need must deeds be shown.
To say, God bless, keep warm, well fed
What good is that? Your faith is dead!


For faith alone is dead and vain;
Without good works, there is no gain.
For faith must prove it­self by deeds,
And faith by works is made com­plete.

You can’t have faith apart from deeds,
And each good deed from faith pro­ceeds.
Belief in God is not enough;
Even the de­mons do that much.


Our fa­ther Ab­ra­ham was named
A right­eous man who had no blame;
Because he of­fered up his son,
His faith and act­ions worked as one.


To Ra­hab, though a pros­ti­tute,
God did full right­eous­ness im­pute.
For she gave lodg­ing to the spies
And hid them from pur­su­ers’ eyes.


Lord, may I put my faith to work;
May I do good and ne­ver shirk.
And may I ne’er be heard to say,
My faith is all I need to­day.