Scripture Verse

The righteous will live by his faith.@Habakkuk 2:4

Introduction

Words: James Wells (vers­es 1–3) & Ro­bert E. Win­sett (verse 4), 1918.

Music: J. L. Heath (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Robert E. Winsett
(1876–1952)

Lyrics

I care not today what
The morrow may bring,
If shadow or sunshine or rain,
The Lord I know ruleth o’er everything,
And all of my worries are vain.

Refrain

Living by faith in Jesus above,
Trusting, confiding in His great love;
From all harm safe in His sheltering arm,
I’m living by faith and feel no alarm.

Though tempests may blow,
And the storm clouds arise,
Obscuring the brightness of life,
I’m never alarmed at the overcast skies—
The Master looks on at the strife.

Refrain

I know that He safely
Will carry me through,
No matter what evils betide;
Why should I then care,
Tthough the tempest may blow,
If Jesus walks close to my side.

Refrain

Our Lord will return for
His loved ones some day,
Our troubles will then all be o’er;
The Master so gently will lead us away,
Beyond that blest heavenly shore.

Refrain