“Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, ‘Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea'; it shall be done.” — Matthew 21:21 KJV
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, “Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea'; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” — Mark 11:23 KJV
When mountain walls confront thy way,
Why sit and weep? Arise and say,
“Be thou removed!” and they shall be,
By power of God, cast in the sea.1
All power on earth, all power in heaven
To Christ, the Son of God, is given;
And from the throne He will endue,
And hindrances shall flee from you.
O’er all the power of fiend or man,
Say to the Lord, “I surely can!”
Take from Him power on earth to tread
On serpent’s sting, on dragon’s head.2
Whate’er thou art, O mountain high,
Where’er thou art, in earth or sky,
Whene’er thou art, truth is the same:
“Be thou removed, in Jesus’ name!”
“Be thou removed!” Faith bids thee start
For yonder sea—Arise! Depart!
I may, I can, I must, I will
The purpose of my God fulfill.
- This first stanza is quoted by Percy Gutteridge in The Practice and Problems of Faith. ↩
- This third stanza is also quoted in The Practice and Problems of Faith. ↩