We Walk by Faith

This hymn by Henry Alford (1810-1871) was first published in his book Psalms & Hymns (1844).   Sometimes recommended for Lent, it can be used throughout the liturgical year.

In common metre (CM / 8.6.8.6), tunes it has been set to include
  • MARTYRDOM by Hugh Wilson (1766-1824)
  • SHANTI, by Marty Haugen (b 1952) - 
  • ARLINGTON BY Thomas Augustine Arne (1762)
  • ST FLAVIAN, unknown 1562
  • ST ANNE by William Croft (1700s)
  • DUNLAP'S CREEK (McFarland) by Samuel McFarland (1814)
  • ST. BOTOLPH by Gordon Slater (1929)

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Tune: SHANTI

Examples

Singer with reed-organ:



Choir and congregation with organ, tune: SHANTI


Cantor and choir with piano-led band:


Lyrics

We walk by faith and not by sight:
No gracious words we hear
Of him who spoke as none e’er spoke,
But we believe him near.

We may not touch his hands and side,
Nor follow where he trod;
Yet in his promise we rejoice,
And cry, “My Lord and God!”

Help then, O Lord, our unbelief,
And may our faith abound;
To call on you when you are near,
And seek where you are found.

That when our life of faith is done
In realms of clearer light,
We may behold you as you are
In full and endless sight.

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