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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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.