By Faith in Christ I Walk with God

By faith in Christ I walk with God

Author: John Newton
Published in 66 hymnals

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1 By faith in Christ I walk with God,
With Heav’n my journey’s end in view;
Supported by His staff and rod,
My road is safe and pleasant too.

Chorus:
With Him sweet converse I maintain,
Great as He is I dare be free;
I tell Him all my grief and pain,
And He reveals His love to me.

2 Tho’ snares and dangers throng my path,
And earth and hell my course withstand,
I triumph over all by faith,
Guarded by His almighty hand. [Chorus]

3 The wilderness affords no food,
But God for my support prepares,
Provides me ev’ry needful good,
And frees my soul from wants and cares. [Chorus]


Source: Songs of Faith #35

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: By faith in Christ I walk with God
Title: By Faith in Christ I Walk with God
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

By faith in Christ I walk with God. J. Newton. [Faith.] A second hymn on "Walking with God," Gen. v. 24 (the first being Cowper's "O for a closer walk with God"), given in the Olney Hymns, 1779, No. 4, in 7 stanzas of 6 lines. It is found in a few collections both in Great Britain and America, including the Westminster Abbey Hymn Book, 1883; the American Baptist Service of Song, 1871, &c.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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