Christ My Song - 1222
"We walk by faith, and not by sight"
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"We walk by faith, and not by sight."
"We walk by faith, and not by sight." (2 Corinthians 5,7)
2. His people oft, in days gone by,
would meet, and talk of him they loved;
and when they did, the Lord "drew nigh",
he heard, he listened, and approved.
3. He said they should be his that day,
when he his jewels should collect.
Their Father he, his children they,
such good awaits the Lord's elect.
4. When feeling as they felt of old,
'tis then we think and talk of him;
but when our love and zeal wax cold,
we change, and choose another theme.
5. They blessed are who nothing see,
but who, believing in the Lord,
assurance have that they shall be
with him, according to his word.
6. Then let us walk still less by sight,
and more by faith, 'twill all be gain;
the things we see will take their flight,
the things we see not will remain.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 413.