In light of election day tomorrow, and in agreement with what my pastor shared last night about our hope for the future being in CHRIST, I want to share this hymn from Keith & Kristyn Getty. You’d think I’d be sharing the lyrics to “In Christ Alone“, and although that is also an appropriate hymn for today, it’s not actually the one I have here. On their website is the story behind the writing of “By Faith”, but here’s just a section I’m quoting:

“In our own songwriting for the church, we often consider these questions:

Is there a musical vocabulary that might link generations and not separate them?

What thoughts were important to believers in the church from generations past?

Are the lyrics we sing expressing these overarching themes or dispelling both the challenge and relief that comes when considering the well-trodden path of faith?

These questions influenced the lyrics in “By Faith,” our song inspired by Hebrews chapter 11. We tried to tell the chapter’s overarching story and show how believers today are traveling on the same journey of faith as those throughout the ages who’ve walked before us. Our prayer is that our songs–and lives–will give something whole and bright to the those coming after us who are ready to take hold of it!”

 

By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation’s grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight

By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the power of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God’s own hand
A place where peace and justice reign

We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul’s reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We’ll walk by faith and not by sight

By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the power to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave

By faith the church was called to go
In the power of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In every corner of the earth

We will stand…

By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name

We will stand…

One thought on “By Faith

  1. I think the Getty’s are truly wonderfully solid hymn writers. I love the old hymns dearly but am grateful that God is raising up more whose hymns are doctrinally sound and beautiful as well.

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