Scripture Verse

We walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7


Words: George S. Holmes, in Songs of Love and Praise (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: S. B. El­len­ber­ger, 1884), num­ber 79.

Music: Ma­ta­mor­os Sam­uel B. El­len­ber­ger (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Holmes’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or El­len­ber­ger (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Into Thy hand, dear Fa­ther, now I yield
My ev­ery wish, and hope, and care;
Be Thou my con­stant, ev­er pre­sent shield
From ev­ery sin-en­tic­ing snare.
Thy love hath led my heart to trust in Thee;
Thine arm my sure sup­port doth prove;
And this my con­fi­dence thro’ life shall be;
To rest se­cure with­in Thy love.

Oh, let me ev­er walk with Thee be­low,
My path­way lead­ing t’ward the skies;
That when in­to the val­ley dark I go,
I may from it in glo­ry rise.
I fol­low Thee, but oh, hold Thou my hand!
I need Thy care, Thy help, Thy sight;
And thus I’ll go with Thee to that fair land
Where faith shall end in per­fect sight.