Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Henry Alford
1810–1871
National Portrait Gallery

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Words: Hen­ry Al­ford, Psalms and Hymns Adapt­ed to the Sun­days and Ho­ly­days Through­out the Year (Lon­don: Fran­cis & John Riv­ing­ton, 1844), num­ber 78.

Music: Be­a­ti Im­ma­cu­la­ti Al­ex­an­der R. Rei­na­gle, Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pi­ano­for­te, cir­ca 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Alexander R. Reinagle
1799–1877

Lyrics

We walk by faith, and not by sight;
No gra­cious words we hear
From Him who spake as ne­ver man,
But we be­lieve Him near.

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!

Help Thou, O Lord, our un­belief:
And may our faith abound,
To call on Thee when Thou art near,
And seek where Thou art found.

That, when our life of faith is done,
In realms of clear­er light
We may be­hold Thee as Thou art,
With full and end­less sight.