Scripture Verse

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


Words: J. E. Wolfe, in Crown­ing Glo­ry No. 2 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: P. Bil­horn, 1890), num­ber 55.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Wolfe’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Peter P. Bilhorn


By childlike faith in Christ the Lord,
We have from sin salvation;
By fully trusting in His word,
We pass from condemnation.


We walk by faith, and not by sight;
’Tis God’s own way and must be right;
We walk by faith, and not by sight;
We follow Christ, the Light.

How simple is the way of life,
’Tis only to believe Him;
’Twill end your sorrow and your strife
If you will but receive Him.


Thro’ Jesus’ death the debt was paid,
Not feeling, nor emotion;
On Him our sin and guilt was laid;
O, give Him your devotion.


We walk by faith, and not by sight:
How grand is this revealing!
’Tis God’s own way, and must be right,
’Tis wrong to trust in feeling.