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We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight   1 comment


Above:  Easter Vigil, March 30, 2013, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970), of the American Baptist Convention and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Words by Henry Alford (1810-1871), a priest of The Church of England


1.  We walk by faith and not by sight;

No gracious words we hear

From him who spoke as man ne’er spoke;

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 then, 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 light.