Sunday, April 29, 2018

We Walk by Faith

1. We walk by faith, and not by sight;
No gracious words we hear
From Him who spake as ne’er man spake,
But we believe Him near.

2. We may not touch His hands and side,
Nor follow where He trod;
But in His promise we rejoice,
And cry, “My Lord and God!”

3. Help Thou, O Lord, our unbelief:
And may our faith abound,
To call on Thee when Thou art near,
And seek where Thou art found.

4. That, when our life of faith is done,
In realms of clearer light
We may behold Thee as Thou art,
With full and endless sight.

This text was written by Henry Alford (1810-1871). It first appeared in Psalms and Hymns Adapted to the Sundays and Holydays Throughout the Year in 1844.  Sometimes it is found with the tune Martyrdom or Avon, attributed to Hugh Wilson (1766-1824).

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