By Faith and Not By Sight

Following Jesus from day to day, gently he leads

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks (1907)
Tune: [Following Jesus from day to day] (Byers)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Following Jesus from day to day,
Gently He leads me along the way;
E’er will I trust Him all foes despite,
By faith and not by sight.

Walking with Jesus I’m in the light,
Walking with Jesus in robes of white;
Walking with Jesus my way is bright,
By faith and not by sight.

2 Jesus has purchased me for His own,
Sweetly He reigns in my heart, His throne,
Pardon He granted, and washed me white,
By faith and not by sight. [Refrain]

3 Seeking to enter the holiest place,
Boldly I came to the throne of grace;
Sanctified wholly, He’s my delight,
By faith and not by sight. [Refrain]

4 When I was held in affliction’s chain,
Suffering much from disease and pain;
Jesus then touched me and healed me quite,
By faith and not by sight. [Refrain]

5 Walking with Jesus till we shall meet,
When in His likeness I stand complete,
Where with the ransomed in heaven’s light,
My faith is lost in sight. [Refrain]

Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Following Jesus from day to day, gently he leads
Title: By Faith and Not By Sight
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks (1907)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Walking with Jesus I'm in the light
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #662

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