Give us the wings of faith

Ernest Bullock

Give us the wings of faith to rise
Within the veil, and see
The saints above, how great their joys,
How bright their glories be.

We ask them whence their victory came,
They, with one united breath,
Ascribe the conquest to the Lamb,
Their triumph to his death.

They marked the footsteps that he trod,
His zeal inspired their breast,
And, following their incarnate God,
They reached their promised rest.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748)


Ernest Bullock (1890-1979)
Organist at Exeter Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. In 1941 he became head of the Scottish National Academy of Music and Professor of Music at Glasgow University, and was from 1953 to 1960 Director of the Royal College of Music.